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Hosted by Psychologist turned Life Coach, Kate Snowise, Here to Thrive is a practical show about creating and living a fulfilling life. It mixes Positive Psychology with Wisdom + Modern Spiritual Thought, always with a focus on sharing information that will help you create a personally meaningful and fulfilling life. If you're into self-help and enjoy the likes of Gabby Bernstein, Brene Brown & Elizabeth Gilbert you'll likely have some fun here too.

The show is practical in that it will include plenty of tips and tricks that you can apply to your own life to feel more happy in your heart. It focuses on achieving balance, finding peace, and discovering our personal power. It is a show is for those of us who are not content with living a shallow life but rather are ready to focus on our personal and soul growth and development. 


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#132. Nancy Levin: Boundaries & Your Truth

Nancy Levin is a Master Coach and bestselling author of several books including her latest, Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free. Formerly the Event Director at Hay House for over a decade, Nancy is the creator of Levin Life Coach Academy, and offers in-depth coaching and training programs designed to support clients in making themselves a priority and setting boundaries that stick. 

In this episode we dive deep into the concept of boundaries, including:

  • What a boundary is
  • How to know when you've allowed yours to be crossed
  • How we cannot heal, fix, save, rescue others
  • What selfish, self-love and self-care have in common
  • Authenticity in our relationships, and what that looks like
  • The danger of addiction to external validation and approval
  • Undoing do-it-all-doormat syndrome
  • And so much more

You can learn more about Nancy here:

And grab her excellent new book, Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free here: Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free

Feb 18, 2020
#131. Job, Career or Calling

We're often told to "find our passion" but what does that even mean? Using Dr. Amy Wrzesniewski's 3 career orientations, I talk about the different ways we can approach our work, and how we can move towards a great sense of personal meaning in what we do.

I mention being curious, and Elizabeth Gilbert's excellent talk on this, The Flight of the Hummingbird. You can find that here:

I also talk of discovery in the bookstore exercise suggested in Martha Beck's audible workshop lecture series. You can find that here: Follow Your North Star.


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Feb 01, 2020
#130. Kate Crocco: Move Through the Excuses Holding You Back

Kate Crocco, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, confidence and mindset coach and writer who mentors female leaders around the globe. She has coached thousands of women through one-on-one, group, and mastermind programs, as well as through her Confident Ladies Club community. Her first book (of two), Thinking Like a Boss is releasing February 2020! Kate currently resides in New York with her husband, her two sweet girls, and her rescue pup, Turbo.

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Wow. This episode with Kate actually woke me up big time. As I prepped for it I started to wonder if I was using the excuse – I just don’t have enough time – to postpone working on the goals that mattered most to me. This discussion with Kate challenged me to look closer at my own life to see why I was using that excuse. What was the real block that was holding me back.


So spoiler alert – this doesn’t sound like a therapy session, it sounds like an interview…but it is absolutely the beginnings of me having a personal breakthrough. I am so very grateful for Kate Crocco!

In this episode we’re talking about confronting the excuses that are keeping you stuck. We deep-dive into that pesky excuse of “If only I had enough time” and look at it in detail. We also discuss:

  • The power of looking at the unconscious beliefs behind your excuses
  • How we often have to be the cheerleader of our own dreams
  • How it’s important to look at what we are prioritizing
  • and how Consistency is the key to confidence

The book she mentions in the podcast as a favorite read is: The Power of Broke by Daymond John


To learn more about Kate, head to >>

To grab your copy of her new book, Thinking Like a Boss: Uncover and Overcome the Lies Holding You Back from Success, head here:

Jan 17, 2020
#129. Being Intentional with 2020

This is a quick overview of the Free 2020 Planning Guide I have created for Here to Thrive listeners. It is the same process I take my clients through, I do this myself! and I wanted to share it with you. You can grab your guide here:

This process shouldn't take any longer than a couple of hours, but will make you feel so much clearer about what you want from 2020 and how you're going to approach it.

Dec 19, 2019
#128. 3 Practices to Help You Hear Your Inner Voice

In this episode, Kate shares the three practices she has that help keep her in touch with her inner voice.

She references:

Meditones (Sonesence):

Insight Timer - Teacher, Allison Serour:

Julia Cameron - The Artist's Way: Book on Amazon

Coaching with Kate:

Nov 30, 2019
#127. Monica Berg: Ego, Consciousness & Kabbalah

Monica Berg is full of grounded wisdom. This conversation we touch on so many points, but we focus on the difference between Ego & Soul Consciousness.

You can find Monica at:

Learn more about Kabbalah at:

To learn more about the host Kate:

Nov 15, 2019
#126. Practicing Acceptance

In this episode Kate is sharing a Taoist parable that tells the story of the Maybe Principle. It demonstrates the power in suspending judgement around our experience, recognizing that life is full of ups and downs, and that often our heartache holds the seed of our greatest blessings.

To read the parable, you can head to this site:

To learn more about the host Kate Snowise and her work, head here:

Nov 01, 2019
#125. Shannon Kaiser: Living Authentically

Shannon Kaiser is a leader in the self-help space. Her books to date include: Find Your Happy, Adventures for Your Soul, Find Your Happy Daily Mantras, The Self-Love Experiment and her latest release - Joy Seeker.

In this episode we're talking about the concept of authenticity, and how we can live a personally meaningful life that is authentically aligned. We cover a lot of concepts in this conversation, but they include:

  • The power in letting go and surrender
  • Fear, and how our dreams can scare us
  • How having fixed expectations can harm us
  • What life looks like when we focus more on making meaning than achieving goals
  • Self-Actualization and Self-Transcendence
  • Courage

...and all the things in between.

To get a copy of Shannon's latest book, you can head to Amazon:

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To learn more about Kate, and see her list of recommended reads and Here to Thrive guest books, head here:

Oct 18, 2019
#124. Courage over Fear

How can we choose courage over comfort more often? And why would we want to?

This episode I define courage, talk through why you might want it, discuss how you can live courageous and the hacks that it takes, and also touch on what to do when you have to pick yourself back up. It has specific action points to help you truly live with more courage.

I share a personal note about a dear friend of mine - Nora Guise - at the end of the podcast interview. Nora is a 6-year old fighting for her life and has been accepted into a ground-breaking immunotherapy trial in Houston where they are using CAR-T therapy on a solid tumor cancer. This is the very edge of current cancer treatment. Nora is advancing medicine. This final note some people may find triggering so I want to make it explicit here. If you would like to support Nora and her family, here is the link: Join Nora's Army

If you have any trouble, you can search "Nora Guise givealittle" and her donation page will pop up.

Thank you so much in advance.

Oct 04, 2019
#123. Dr. Judy Ho: Self-Sabotage

Today’s guest is Dr. Judy Ho. She is triple Board-Certified Clinical, Forensic, and Neuropsychologist, with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and co-host of CBS's Face the Truth w/ Vivica A. Fox —has the answer. She also a frequent guest on the show The Doctors.

Dr. Judy defines self-sabotage as being when we get in the way of the goals we set for ourselves and the things we say we want. It is the thoughts and behaviors that undermine our best intentions.

Her book – Stop Self Sabotage – is out now. In it, she outlines a a six-step program for getting out of your own way and reaching your most-desired goals in love, work, health, and all aspects of life.

In today’s episode we touch on a lot, but in particular we talk about a few ways in which people often self-sabotage including:

-       In our careers

-       When it comes to food & health

-       And in our relationships


References from in episode:

Dr. Judy shares her 4-part acronym – LIFE - that are the causes of self-sabotage. She has found that usually we are self-sabotaging because of one of the following:

L: Low Self-Esteem

I: Internalized Beliefs

F: Fear of the Unknown

E: Excessive Need for Control

She also mentions the book, The Happiness Trap, by Russ Harris which is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. You can find that here> Kate's Favorite Books on Psychology & Coaching

The book by her bedside is called The Way of Kings. You can find that here > Way of Kings

To purchase Dr. Judy's book, head here > Stop Self-Sabotage

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Sep 20, 2019
#122. Momentum & Investing in Your Future Self

In this episode Kate is discussing the difference a little positive momentum can have, especially when we're considering the trajectory your life is on and where you'll be in 1, 2, or 5 years if you keep on the same path.

Specifically this episode discusses:

  • The Spiral of Momentum
  • The difference between Positive, Stagnant and Negative momentum
  • What to do when you recognize you've fallen into a negative spiral

And so much more.

To learn more about Kate, her one-to-one coaching or her group workshops, head to

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Sep 06, 2019
#121. Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam: Living With & Navigating Anxiety

Jordan Reid is the coauthor of - The Big Activity Book for Anxious People. I wanted to talk to her not about the theory of anxiety, but the experience of it, and that is what this episode is all about.

We talk about anxiety in the context of Love, Life, Parenting and the big issues like our own mortality and the fear of losing those we love.

We discuss what is helpful in terms of advice, and ALL the things that really do not help, even when people mean well.

Jordan is open, honest and real about what it is like to live with and navigate anxiety.

You can find more about her at Ramshackle Glam: and her Big Activity Book for Anxious People at Amazon here.


To learn more about the host Kate and her Coaching & Workshops, head here:

Aug 23, 2019
#119. Kate Northrup on How to Do Less

Kate Northrup is a bestselling author, speaker and mother who has built a digital empire alongside her husband Mike Watts. She leads women entrepreneurs to experience less stress and more financial success through her Origin Collective community. You can check that out at or learn more about Kate and her books at

In this podcast, we’re talking about the concepts from her second book called Do Less, including:

  • how we’re living overscheduled lives full of of busywork
  • how motherhood stopped Kate in her tracks and required that she change how she approach her time management
  • how there is more than one way for us to perceive time
  • how women are particular are shocking over-givers (but that is because of our estrogen dominant mind) &

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Jul 26, 2019
#118. Inspiration vs. Motivation
In this podcast I'm talking to how you can live a more inspired life.
Jul 12, 2019
#117. Amy E. Smith: Boundaries, People-Pleasing & Finding Your Voice

Amy E. Smith is...

We touch on parts of Amy's personal story, as well as:

  • What People-Pleasing is (and the not so common ways it can manifest)
  • How you can set boundaries (without being a dick)
  • How being worried about what other people think of you takes you away from your truth

Amy also shares her 3-part method to boundary making:

  • Decide. Get specific about what you need.
  • Deliver. Be conscious of your tone of voice. Vulnerability for the win.
  • Enforce. You will be required to enforce your boundary. Hopefully only once, but there has to be repercussions if your line is crossed.

There is so much more to our conversation! We talk Soul, Fulfillment and Amy's bedside table. You'll have fun.

Amy mentions one of her favorite books: Come As You Are by Emily Ngaoski. Emily's second book is, Burnout.

To learn more about Amy and her work over at the Joy Junkie, head over to:


To learn more about the host of the show, Kate, and her Corporate Workshops, Speaking and One-to-One Coaching, head to

Jun 28, 2019
#116. Building on Good Habits (Keystone Habits)

Habits are not all made equal. Some have the power to start a chain-reaction and cause ripple effects of positive change in our lives. Others have less of an effect. Charles Duhigg in his book – The Power of Habit – talks to the impact identifying and focusing on your Keystone habits can have in your life.

Firstly, if you work in the People Field, you need to check out the Culture First Summit:

Use the code KateSnowise40 for 40% off your ticket, and I'll see you there!

I like the easiest route to positive change in life, and utilizing the power of keystone habits is one way we can minimize effort and up the positive momentum in our lives. Rather than relying on willpower, if we can focus on a couple of formative habits and harness their power.

In this episode we cover:

  • What a Keystone habit is
  • How the ripple-effect of positivity plays out
  • Examples of keystone habits
  • How you can identify your own keystone habits

To learn more about Kate, the host of Here to Thrive and her work head here:

To find Kate's Amazon Reading List:

Charles Duhigg’s article on Life Hacker:

Jun 14, 2019
#115. Terri Cole - This is Real Love

Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist and global leading expert in mindfulness, meditation, relationships, and wellbeing. For two decades, Terri has worked with some of the world’s most well-known personalities from international pop stars to Fortune 500 CEOs. She empowers over 100,000 women weekly through her platform, online community + popular podcast, The Terri Cole Show.

This is an episode that covers so many fascinating topics, while also covering Terri's personal story.We're talking about what real love is and what it is not. This episode launches straight into the big stuff so be prepared. Some of the things discussed:

  • What Codependency is and how it manifests
  • The importance of self-awareness
  • How women are often prone to what Terri calls "overfunctioning"
  • How we can work towards creating real love in our relationships with ourselves and others

To learn more about Terri Cole, head to

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Find Kate on Instagram! and remember to use the hashtag #heretothrive

May 31, 2019
#114. What You Feed Your Mind Matters

In this episode, Kate discusses the concept of a mind-diet. It covers how important it is to nourish our mind with positive thoughts and the impact it can have in your life. Kate then goes on to provide 4 simple and practical ways you can improve your mind-diet.

Article mentioned on Elephant Journal:

For book recommendations & Values Identification Kit & hashtag: #heretothrive (use it too!!!!)

May 17, 2019
#113. Maxie McCoy - You're Not Lost

Maxie McCoy is a Author, Speaker (who rocks hot pink) and Inspirational Leader here to help other women rise into their potential.

Author of the book - You're Not Lost - Maxie has navigated her fair share of career change and uncertainty. From starting out with big dreams that she quickly found she didn't actually want to pursue, to making her own way through "lost" to contented...and then daring to go out and do her own thing.

She is full of practical advice.

To find Maxie, head to

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and come find Kate too while you're there!

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May 03, 2019
#112. How to Work Out What You Want in Life

This episode is for you if you find yourself confused about what you want in life, or have that sense of feeling lost, disconnected or off-track.

I'll share with you the power of Self-Discovery and how getting to know yourself is the best starting point for starting to uncover what it is you really want in life. I'll go through three tips to help you focus your efforts and dig deep - because you have the answers you seek within you, it's just a matter of uncovering them.

I mention the free Self-Discovery journal prompts I have on my website. Head here to grab those >>

I also mention my newly released Values Identification Self-Coaching Kit which is available for purchase at >>

Finally, want to know my favorite books and have a simple place to find ALL of the epic books by Here to Thrive guests? Head to my book reading list here too >>

If you loved this episode, don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss the good stuff in the future! Leaving a review is always super appreciated too xx

Apr 19, 2019
#111. Sarah Kucera on Ayurveda & Holistic Health

I have increasingly seen Ayurveda referred to in Health & Wellness circles, but had no idea what is was. Then I met Dr. Sarah Kucera and she has opened my eyes to this logical way of looking at our wellness in life.

Sarah is the author of the newly released Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook. This is a manual that you will refer back to time and time again, and it is truly the most beautiful book I can remember seeing in years. Find a copy here:

In this episode we talk about:

  • What Ayureveda is
  • The 3 Doshas or bodily constitutions (I'm Pitta)
  • How living in line with natural cycles benefits us, and how we can do it more
  • Simple practices that most of us will benefit from
  • How we can hack our daily routine for optimal well-being
  • What working late at night is doing to our system
  • And so much more

To learn more about Dr. Sarah Kucera head to or her practice Sage Center for Yoga & Healing Arts in Kansas City:

To learn more about Kate, head to and p.s. use the #heretothrive on Insta! Let's connect.

Apr 05, 2019
#110. Tara Pringle Jefferson on Self-Care

Tara is a Writer, Speaker and Self-Care Coach who holds a Masters in Human Development. She is also a mother of two and we talk about the importance of self-care for mothers in this episode. Tara is eloquent and knowledgable. The way she discusses self-care really brings it home for me. I hope you feel the same way.

If you’d like to know more about Tara, her online courses or her coaching group, head to

As a sneak peek of what you can expect, we’re talking:

-      About the importance of knowing our care instructions (gosh…this one landed with me hard!)

-      How there are different types of self-care; the pampering side but also the self-respect and boundaries element which can be harder to implement

-      How when we’re setting boundaries, it isn’t the setting that is important, but the enforcing of them

-      How we can support ourselves in new motherhood

To learn more about the host, Kate, head to

Jan 03, 2019
#109. Ruby Warrington on Being Sober Curious

Ruby Warrington is a British Writer & Thought Leader who resides in Brooklyn, New York. In 2012 she launched a spiritual lifestyle platform for the New Age life called – The Numinous. She is also the co-creator of the event series Club Soda NYC and has a spiritual coaching program called Moon Club. 

Ruby is the bestselling author of the book, Material Girl, Mystical World and her second book Sober Curious has just been released. To grab your copy of Sober Curious, head here:

I wanted to talk to Ruby as I think in the Health & Wellness space, there is an increasing interest in being more mindful about the way we approach our lives, and I wanted to know how that extended to alcohol. You’ll hear in this interview that my best friend stopped drinking in 2018 and that brought the question about my own relationship with alcohol to the forefront too. 

Ruby starts with a really simple but HUGELY powerful question – “would my life be better without alcohol?” and discusses how that made her get curious. 

Today we’re talking about how you can explore that question for yourself, and what that might mean. Our discussion includes: 

-How being sober curious is all about questioning

-How most drinkers are drinking by default or habitual drinking, rather than consciously drinking

-How alcohol contributes to anxiety, exhaustion, disturbed sleep, and more

-That perhaps life isn’t supposed to be comfortable, and what that means

-The 5 different kinds of problem drinkers and how the black/white idea of problem drinking may be outdated

-How you can actually survive parties being sober

-Healthier ways we can escape and revive from the daily grind of life

To find out more about Ruby, head to: or

To keep up with the Club SODA NYC events, head here:

The TIME article with the 5 Different Categories of Problem Drinking:


To learn more about Kate, the host of Here to Thrive:


Jan 02, 2019
#108. Ali Katz on Coming Back to Calm

Ali Katz is the bestselling author of three books, Hot Mess to Mindful Mom, Getting the Most out of Motherhood & her new book One Minute to Zen where she shares 35 simple ways to bring yourself back to center in one minute or less. As Redbook described it, “this guidebook to daily zen features 35 bite-sized lessons that show you how to create mindfulness amidst the day-to-day of being a parent.”

Ali is a Meditation Teacher, Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Medium and Speaker. You’ll hear more about how to keep your zen on and more in this interview. If you want to find Ali, you can head to

One Minute to Zen book:

Dec 07, 2018
#107. Kristen Finch: Relationship Advice You Need to Hear

Kristen shares a perspective on marriage that is refreshing, yet not as common as I believe it needs to be. Her story is unique, but the lessons she shares are not. She is a Life Coach and host of the podcast, Show Up & Love. She has also had her thoughts featured in The New York Times, MindBodyGreen and more.

In this episiode, we're talking about how we can communicate meaningfully with the people that matter in our lives, how we can step out of the need to be right, and how important it is that we take responsibility for our happiness.

If you're in a relationship or someday hope to be, this one is full of goodness. The wisdom Kristen shares is unmistakable. Listen closely and soak it in.

Other noted points include:

  • What radical responsibility is and how we can live it
  • Recognizing that your spouse or partner sees the world differently to you, and that is okay
  • How you might be undermining connection with your partner
  • The power in taking ownership and how we can do that
  • The danger in looking to blame
  • How we can avoid falling into victim-mode in our relationships
  • How judgment keeps us separated from one another
  • How Compassion & Curiosity can be anchors in our relationships with others

Kristen an be found at

You can read Kristen's Modern Love essay in the New York Times here:

We also discuss her husband's New York Times Bestselling book: The Journal of Best Practice, a Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome and Ones Man's Quest to be a Better Husband. You can find that here:

Nov 30, 2018
#106. Denise Duffield-Thomas on Money, Mindset & Entrepreneurship

Denise Duffield-Thomas is a well-known leader in the money mindset space, especially in the female entrepreneur circles. She’s an Aussie mom of three who has managed to build a highly successful business teaching other women how to master their money mindsets and create lives of abundance. She has written bestselling books including the super catching title – Get Rich Lucky Bitch.

We’re also talking about the concepts she shares in her new book, Chillpreneur, which is due to be released Feb 2019. She’s an inspiring example of the idea that it doesn’t have to be that hard, and she confesses to being someone who likes to find the path of least resistance.

Some of the additional things we touch on:

·     What a Money Mindset Mentor is

·     How Denise is moved by empowered women, and how important a feeling of independence is for us

·     How she set up her business to reflect her strengths

·     How important it is to uncover our Money Stories and to go back and uncover our money beliefs

·     What happened when she lost focus in her business

·     How Manifesting isn’t Magic

·     And so much more!

You can find out more about Denise and her Money Bootcamp at

To pre-order a copy of Chillpreneur so you’re one of the first to get it when it is released, head here:

For Denise’s other books, head here:

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Nov 23, 2018
Season 2 Intro + Kate's Update on Breast Cancer

We're back! Here to Thrive is back for Season 2.

That season break wasn't intentional. In this episode Kate is going back over the journey she has been travelling over the last few months, after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer in July.

She's talking about how she was diagnosed, her surgery choices, and recovery.

To learn more about Kate or send her a message inquiring about Corporate Workshops or Coaching, head to hear website:

To get your free Life Planning Kit:

Nov 21, 2018
#104. Crystal Muse with Heather Askinosie & Timmi Jandro from Energy Muse

If you wanted to know more about Crystals, don't go any further than here. Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro have had their Crystal Business - Energy Muse - for over 18 years! But Heather has been studying the power of gems and stones for 27 years. Let's just say, they know their stuff.

They are also the co-authors of a powerful new book, Crystal Muse, that is full of rituals and information to help you use crystals and your own guidance to deepen your connection to both yourself and life.

We talk through so many things in this interview including:

  • How they got into the Crystal business, all those years ago when it was underground and not cool like it is today
  • How we can choose crystals that work for us (including off the internet!)
  • The different ways which you can cleanse a crystal before you work with it
  • Some suggested crystals to use for personal and spiritual well-being & healing
  • The love crystals and rituals, and how we can apply them
  • Crystals that can be used to help with fertility.
  • And the crystal that makes for a perfect starter stone.

To secure a copy of their beautiful book - Crystal Muse - you can head here:

To head to their online storefront, or you can find them IRL in Torrance, CA.

Aug 10, 2018
#103. Update on Kate

Hi All,

Here is a personal update me on me. It is Here to Thrive's 2nd birthday!! It's also the first time I haven't released a Here to Thrive episode on time, and I want to let you know why.

Thank you for your love and support! xx

Jul 27, 2018
#102. Christine Gutierrez: Privilege, Trauma & Spiritual Bypassing

Wow. Christine Gutierrez was the awesome, honest, upfront and intelligent guest I had only dreamed of being able to ask some hard questions of. Questions that included the "hard" stuff that a lot of people are scared to bring up.

But I believe in the power of conversation, and in staying open and curious.

Christine is a Licensed Therapist & Spiritual Healer. She has, for many years, been leading women on retreats and in her practice, find there way back to themselves and overcome the trauma and violation that holds them back.

She is also a strong voice when it comes to diversity, inclusion & privilege, and one who strongly believes in standing up for and elevating the voices of those who perhaps don't have the same privilege to be heard.

If you're looking for a REAL and POWERFUL conversation talking about all the things...don't go any further. This episodes includes:

  • Understanading Spiritual Bypassing
  • The strange Self-Help Elitism that is occurring
  • Intergenerational Trauma; What it is and how it shows up
  • Privilege, and how it shows up in many different ways
  • How we can be curious about all the types of privilege we have
  • And what can you do that with privilege we do have
  • The importance of lowering our defenses and embracing curiosity
  • Dangers of commercialism in generating popularity
  • How we can be aware of Marginalization
  • How we need to have spaces for people to explore their pure and raw rage
  • Understanding that we are all learning, and the journey is far from flawless
  • How have we have all, at some time, partaken in that which has caused negative impact
  • The divide that has been highlighted by recent political climate
  • How important it is to recognize that we all have something to learn from one another
  • Where being hurt and triggered is often coming from
  • How the amount we judge one another is hurting us. Judgement keeps us separate from another human. 

Christine mentions a new initiative of hers that will be live soon called,

To find more about Christine and the work she does, head to or you can find her on Instagram @ChristineG. to learn more about the host, Kate Snowise.

Jul 20, 2018
#101. Willpower: How to Maximize Your Self-Discipline

Do you kick yourself because you always seem to take the path of least resistance and wonder if you have any willpower or self-discipline at all? I'm the first to admit that I'm not the most disciplined person I know, but I do a bunch of things that allow me to maximize the impact of my willpower, and support myself in a positive way.

In this episode I'm giving you a quick rundown of some of the theory around Willpower (and I'll say, it is very intuitive) and also outlining 4 simple ways you can maximize your self-discipline.

Among other things, this episode covers:

  • Why it is important not to waste our willpower
  • The power of "bookending" your day with morning and evening routines
  • How being preemptive in our thinking allows us to minimize the need to make decisions in the moment, and in turn, rely on willpower
  • And how we're all likely to have less willpower later in the day.

To learn more about the host Kate or Here to Thrive, head to

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Jul 13, 2018
#100. Emma Mildon: The Evolution of Goddess

Emma Mildon is such a gorgeous soul! She is real, grounded, fired-up and honest. She is the bestselling author of The Soul Searchers Handbook, and this is her second time back on Here to Thrive! You can check her out at #9 too :).

Her new book, The Evolution of Goddess, is mesmerizing and the first book to give me a spiritual gut-punch in I don't know how long.

In this conversation we're talking about so much, including:

  • How it is time women burned their spiritual training bras, because the world doesn't have time for cute
  • How we have full permission and are worthy enough of our biggest dreams
  • How our gut knowing is one of our greatest gifts
  • What the world needs is more women supporting women
  • And how we must turn inward as we walk forward in our evolution.

You can grab your copy of The Evolution of Goddess here:

To learn more about Emma Mildon and her upcoming book launch events, head here:

Jul 06, 2018
#99. Gratitude - the What, Why, How of it

This episode I'm breaking Gratitude down into the What, Why and How.

I consider gratitude a wonder emotion, and one that we can miraculously invoke with not too much energy. If we can find our grateful groove, we really do start to look at the world in a different light.

I reference a blog post by a leading Gratitude Researcher, Robert Emmons, and you can read that here:

To learn more about the host, Kate, head to or you can find her on instagram at

Jun 29, 2018
#98. Mastin Kipp: Claiming Your Power

This one was an awesome full-circle moment for me! Mastin is a number one best-selling author of Daily Love and Claim Your Power, speaker and Creator of Functional Life Coaching™ for people who are seeking rapid transformation in their lives.

He has been featured on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday in one of their highest rated episodes, and recognized as a “thought leader for the next generation” by Oprah Winfrey. He’s also a two-time contributor to Oprah’s new book.

Mastin has built a highly successful international personal development company that helps people create rapid change, connect to who they really are and how to live their lives with passion and purpose. Through his writing, online courses, in-person seminars and international retreats, Mastin has worked with over two million people in over 100 countries around the world.

In this episode, we're focusing on what Mastin has been doing lately, and his understanding of the power unhealed trauma is having unconsciously in so many of our lives. He believes that we all have trauma, and that until we look at it and truly heal it, we will never be able to step fully into our power and potential.

Specifically we're talking:

  • What Functional Life Coaching is?
  • The lack of looking for the root-cause in the current methods of self-help and development
  • How we can be doing all the right things, and still feel like we're not evolving or getting anywhere
  • How the political divide and uprising around racial inequality and misogyny are actually good things
  • And why our goal needs to be to make sure we don't pass our suffering on to others.

We mention the live event he is holding from July 12th-15th in Orlando, FL. Tickets are still available and very reasonably priced. You can find those here:

To learn more about Mastin, head to

Jun 22, 2018
#97. How to Be Perceived Well at Work

This episode I'm talking Career - and how to make sure you're perceived well at work and thought of as a person with leadership qualities, regardless of what level you are within an organization.

I'm sharing 5 super-actionable tips that you can implement to make sure you widen your influence, up your visibility, and are thought of as someone worth promoting.

Originally, content shared here was in my Huffington Post blog which you can access here:

To learn more about me, Kate, head here:

Jun 15, 2018
#96. Jodi Baretz on Mindfulness: Don't Miss Your Life

Jodi Baretz had me having serious a-ha moments. Her description of why we should be aware of mindfulness, and the benefits it has for us, tugged hard at my heartstrings. I've known about mindfulness and the theory for a long time, but I've never had someone kind of hit me between the eyes about why I would want to prioritize it in my own life, and I feel like our conversation really did that for me.

Jodi is a Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher & Integrative Health Coach, and she weaves all of this expertise into her own type of wisdom.

She is also the author of the brand new release, Mindful is the New Skinny. To grab your copy, head here:

In this episode, a small snippet of the things we cover include:

  • How the desire for external perfection robs us of our joy
  • How a diet-mindset undermines self-compassion
  • How obsession with food can be an avoidance mechanism for what we don't want to face in our lives
  • How we can start being kinder to ourselves
  • Importance of awareness of our thoughts (and how mindfulness helps us achieve this)
  • How starting a meditation practice can feel like you're locked in a phone booth with a crazy person (but that is okay!)
  • How practicing mindfulness really helps us out when we're up against life's challenges
  • How so many of us are missing out on making memories in our lives because we're not present
  • and how we can make sleep a pampering experience.

All that and I LOVED her definition of fulfillment! It is a GOODIE!

To find Jodi online (and grab your freebie), head to

To find her on Instagram & Facebook - search for Mindful is the New Skinny

To join her Mindful Mom's facebook group, head to:

Jun 08, 2018
#95. How Far You've Already Come

Are you very good at looking back on your achievements, celebrating them, and taking stock? Or are you like most of us, and often focused on the next goal or to-do?

In this episode, I'm teaching you how to stop.pause. and reflect...because if we're perpetually striving for something else, we're cutting ourselves off from so much of the joy that is already right here with us.

-- if you'd like to review Here to Thrive on iTunes, hit here: -

I'm talking:

·     About how important it is for us to look down the mountain and how far we've already come

·     Why we overlook so often how awesome we are and focus instead on where we still aren't there yet

·     And how we can make space to reflect and magnify the joy in the journey.

To learn more about Kate, the host, you can head to or follow her on instagram at

Jun 01, 2018
#94. Esther Blum: Happy, Healthy, Gorgeous.

Esther Blum is a Bestselling Author of 4 books on how we can live Nutritionally Healthy and Happy Lives. She is an Integrative Nutritionist and Registered Dietician.

She is also an open-minded Momma who has been through a big bunch of life lessons and is now seeing so much of the wisdom which she shares here today.

Some of the things we cover include:

  • How eating Carbs at night is good for your sleep
  • How important our thoughts are to our overall health
  • How Vitamin D is more of an issue now due to WiFi signals
  • How as a culture, we are checked out and numb when it comes to food, and what that is doing to us
  • The power of forgiveness in healing us
  • How shame will never be a sustainable model when it comes to taking care of ourselves

Esther mentioned her Free Download on her Website: Eat, Drink and be Fortyish. You can find that here:

It includes recipes, and tips like the couple we shared here, that can help you get on the front foot when it comes to your health and nourishing your body in the right way. There are extensive lists of good bitter greens, carbs and more.

-- And please review Here to Thrive! --

You can find me on Instagram

May 25, 2018
#93. Avoidance - Stop Burying Your Head in the Sand and Face Your Sh*t

Do you have a tendency to want to avoid your problems and pressures, and pretend they're just not there?

But do you know deep-down it's not really doing you any favors?

I want to reassure you that this is such a common response, and I'm talking through WHY we do it, and where many of us have learned the habit.

I'm also running through 5 ways you can start to undo the grip of avoiding your pressures, and start getting shit done.

Because we're that much happier and sleep better when we're not walking around with giant unmanageable weights on our shoulders that we're trying to pretend at that. That takes EFFORT!

THINKING ABOUT PODCASTING? You seriously have nothing to lose, and boatloads to gain. I never imagined where Here to Thrive would take me and that amazing connections I would make because of it. Katie Dalebout, the master podcaster, has launched her Podcasting School - LAUNCHPOD! You can register with my affiliate link (thank you...doesn't cost you a penny more) here: CHECK OUT LAUNCHPOD

Don't forget to use the discount code "THRIVE" to get an extra $100 off registration! Boom. Thanks Katie.

To find the link on my website, head to

To learn more about me, you can also visit and pick up some awesome freebie resources.

May 18, 2018
#92. When Your Thoughts Aren't Helpful...

What can you do when you know you have thoughts that are limiting you, disempowering you, and making you feel like all around crap?

You can start to challenge them. Because our thoughts are just that; only thoughts. They only have power to dictate our experience if we allow them to.

Today I'm talking through a model that I find really useful from a woman called Byron Katie, called - The Work.

I'll cover how you can apply her 4 questions to your thinking, to make you feel more confident, empowered and alive.

Her questions (in my summarized form) are:

  • Is it true?
  • Can you absolutely know it is true?
  • How do you feel when you believe that thought?
  • Who are you without that thought?

The four components of a turnaround thought:

  • An alternative/opposing thought
  • That is likely just as true as the original thought
  • That makes you feel empowered
  • And that you can believe

To read more about Byron Katie's The Work model, visit her website: or you can find resources and links to certified facilitators here:

(please note: I am not certified in this work, this is merely an introduction to the concept).

There is also an article on Oprah that demonstrates how the model is used:

For more information Kate or her Channel Your Chill program, head here:

May 11, 2018
#91. Paige Davis: Healing Mindfully

Paige’s story is really interesting. She was the woman who was doing all the right wellness things, yet, of her own admission, was still spirituality starved and looking for something. Then she was hit with a seriously heavy cancer diagnosis. Today we’re talking about her journey through that, and some of the lessons she learned. She talks more about the spiritual and life lessons she learned in her book which is about to be released called Here We Grow. 

>> Kate's group program, Channel Your Chill goes live May 16th! To learn more, head here: <<

In terms of the professional bio:

Paige Davis is an entrepreneur, writer, cancer survivor, mindfulness facilitator, and meditation teacher. She is the founder of Soul Sparks, where she leads and facilitates meditation and mindfulness programming for companies, teams, and individuals seeking more patience, productivity, and present-moment awareness. Paige is also co-founder of social impact brand, BlueAvocado. The company’s thoughtful designs and creative solutions invite people to live a greener, simpler, and more mindful life. Paige received a BA in Journalism and Environmental Science from the University of Indiana and holds certifications from the Mclean Meditation Institute, Western School of Feng Shui and Pilates Center of Austin. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. Her book Here We Grow: Mindfulness Through Cancer and Beyond will be published in May 2018.

In this episode, we talk:

  • How we don’t meditate to get good at meditation, but to get good at life
  • How she was approaching wellness from a place of should, and what changed for her
  • How Peace is her new bottom line – love that!
  • How emotions are literally energy in motion and need to be expressed
  • How she applied visualization as a tool in her personal healing journey
  • And so so much more

To order Here We Grow, head here:

To redeem your Free Gateway to Presence Online Program before May 8th, head here:

And to learn about Paige and get your hands on some freebies, head here:

To learn more about Kate, head to

May 04, 2018
#90. How to Know When It’s Your Intuition Guiding You

How do you know it is Intuitive Guidance OR your busy mind coming up with ideas? What constitutes an intuitive-hit or a nudge from the Universe?

--- Channel Your Chill, my group program is currently open for registration! Check it out here: ---

A listener reached out to me recently to ask this, and she is far from the first person to bring it up. I can still remember back when I was sure I didn't have an intuitive bone in my body. Now - 5 years later - I consider myself incredibly tuned in to my inner guidance system.

In this episode I'm talking through 4 particular checkpoints that can help you ascertain whether you're in alignment with your inner knowing, or whether you may have got caught in rumination or your overthinking mind.

Some of the things covered include:

  • The difference between Green Light intuition and your Warning System intuition
  • How intuition is a feeling rather than thinking system
  • How intuitive guidance will struggle to be heard over loud thoughts
  • What you can do to tune-inward and tune-out the outside world so you can hear your intuition
  • How seeking approval outside of yourself kills intuitive connection
  • How impulsivity is not intuition, and how if you are impulsive you can benefit from building in a contemplative practice before jumping to act
  • How trust is crucial to the process
  • And the fineprint when it comes to intuition. What it can and can't do.

There are quotes that I have peppered throughout this interview. If you would like to get those, head to

I also mention Ali Katz free Intuition Journal. You can find that here:

And if you don't yet have a copy of my 21 Journal Prompts for Self Discovery, get those here!

Apr 27, 2018
#89. Becca Reed Smith on Self-Doubt + Fear

This is an important, enlightening and super useful information. Becca Reed Smith is a Therapist & Mindset coach. She shares with us here her straightforward guidance, and she explains concepts that most of us find challenging, in very real and understandable ways.

We talk about a lot in this podcast, but some of the particulars include:

  • Understanding that Fear is Normal
  • How common it is to not feel good enough at times
  • The importance of stepping out of our Comfort Zones when it comes to Fear + Self-Doubt
  • Imposter Syndrome, and a discussion on the "who am I to ..." statement many of us play in our heads
  • How once we feel safe and grounded, our options open up
  • How stress can eventually lead us to feeling numb and that is our nervous system simply doing its job and trying to regulate the big emotions
  • Cognitive dissonance - what it is, and how we can use it to our advantage
  • And how our Doubting Dialogue often shows up in the form of "what if" questions and what we can do it quieten it

To see the diagram of the Window of Tolerance, head to the blog post:

To find out more about Becca and her services, head to:

You can also follow her on Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest at: @beccareedsmith

To get the Freebie I mention, 3 Steps to Moving through Doubt, click here:


CHANNEL YOUR CHILL - my group program is LIVE and ready for registration. It launches mid-May 2018. For more information head to: or

Apr 20, 2018
#88. 3 Simple Tips to Help You Stress-Less Throughout the Day

Life is stressful. Perhaps more stressful than ever. But how can we support ourselves and make it a tiny bit easier each and every day?

Today I'm sharing 3 simple tips that I hope you'll remember easily, that can assist you in supporting yourself so that you can show up day in and day out, as your best self.

To sign up for the free resources and get on the list to be on of the first to know about Channel Your Chill, head here:

Apr 13, 2018
#87. Niki Taylor - Reiki 101 & Universal Energy

Niki is an experienced Reiki Master-Teacher with a really interesting story. She offers both Reiki sessions and also facilitates Reiki practitioner training workshops.

After reaching her own rock bottom, struggling with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, she was led to Reiki through a series of synchronistic events. We talk more about her journey and I get my Reiki-for-dummies questions answered.

I’ve been interested, yet confused, by the concept of Reiki for the longest time. So long, I felt it was about time I simply had a conversation where I had the chance to ask all of my completely inexperienced questions.

And if I’m a little nosy about what on earth this Reiki thing is, then I’m betting a few of you have heard about it too. Or maybe you haven’t? If you have or you haven’t – you’ll still get SO much out of this conversation.

Some of the things we cover in this episode include:

-      What Reiki actually is

-      How energy can be sent through time and space

-      How we all have our unique energy signature, which means that two of us can do the same thing very differently

-      How the idea of energy can be scary when you come from a religious background, but how it can be thought of as just another label for the holy spirit or gods presence

-      How even if you aren’t a Reiki practitioner you can use Reiki energy

-      The importance of the “feel good” factor when choosing a practitioner (or a Life Coach for that matter)

-      How we can process the hurt and fear we see in the world today

-      What sending #loveandlight means from a reiki perspective

-      How we have the power to raise or lower our vibrations

-      How important water is to our well-being and our we can supercharge our own water to make it even more awesome

-      And tones more of course

To find Niki, you can head to or on Instagram@highvelocityspiritualcoach.

To find out more about Kate and her programs, head to

Apr 06, 2018
#86: Why Do You Get Up Every Morning?

It's another play it again episode! If you want to live a deeply fulfilling life, you can't afford not to dive deeply into yourself.

This episode made a splash when I released it the first time, and it's also one of my favs. It's hard hitting goodness. I'm going deep in these 12 min asking you - What Matters to You? What is Your Why?

I'm talking about getting to your core using Simon Sinek's idea of Starting with Why.

Here's the blog post I reference of mine:

Linds Reeding - A Short Lesson in Perspective

The questions I challenge you to answer:

  • What matters most to you?
  • What do you believe in?
  • What would make you so very proud of yourself?
  • Finally, are you living in alignment with these things or getting closer to them?
  • Why? Why are you doing what you do? Why does it matter to you?

If you enjoyed this and haven't yet listened to April Seifert's recent episode - #81. Stop Living by Default - listen to that to really hit this message home!

Mar 30, 2018
#85. Tahlee Rouillon (Sonesence): Peace, Brainwaves + Following Your Bliss

This episode with guest Tahlee Rouillon is full of magic. It was so juicy, and I was so engaged I totally forget to ask her my standard set of questions!

The conversation is one part inspiration and one part the geeky and fascinating science behind binaural beats (or Meditones as Tahlee refers to them). In the first half of the conversation we talk in depth about Tahlee's finding her way to her soul's calling, and how she took anything but the direct route. Her journey is inspirational as it is so real, and you can also see the thread of magic that wove through it and brought her right back to where she was supposed to be.

The second part is a fascinating discussion about the power certain types of music have to deepen our states and change our brainwaves. Tahlee makes her music, Meditones, which are designed to help people go into slower brainwaves states much more frequently. We also discuss just how meditation can make us feel calmer and more present in our waking hours due to neuroplasticity and our brain's ability to create new pathways.

Honestly, I was mesmerized. If you're fascinated by any of the following, don't miss this episode:

  • The idea that if you don't struggle you never build resilience
  • What a Saturn Return is, and how it shows up much like a quarter-life crisis (and how Tahlee experienced hers hard and heavy!)
  • How we can live lives that are just 'fine' or dare to feel true joy
  • How the biggest adventures in our lives often stir simultaneously feelings of terror and excitement within us
  • An explanation of the 4 different brainwaves states we experience
  • Benefits of listening to music at particular frequencies
  • How binaural beats or Meditones can induce instant calm, remove anxiety and so much more
  • How Meditones are perfect for people who struggle to meditate
  • How exactly meditation works from a brain perspective and makes us happier humans in our waking hours
  • An awesome explanation of neuroplasticity
  • How it is we get stuck in habits and repeat the same behaviors even when we don't want to.


Tahlee mentions her free Meditones which you can access yourself here:

To find Tahlee:



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Mar 23, 2018
#84. Are You Reactive or Proactive?

I'm playing it again, because this concept is important, yet super simple.

Are you reactive or proactive in life?

This isn't necessarily a cut and dried question. Depending on what is going on in our lives we will often slip back into functioning very much in a reactive state, even if we're naturally more proactive people.

It's about getting stuck on the treadmill of life and forgetting to step back for a second.

In this episode I will talk through ways in which you can get yourself out of a rut and start living life from your front foot again.

For the free resources I mention at the end, head to my website:

Mar 16, 2018
#83. Katie Dalebout on Wellness, Recovery + Journaling

Katie Dalebout is the women behind the podcast and book - Let it Out. She is a woman in Wellness, yet she has been on quite a journey with it. She professes to like a Green Juice as much as the next girl, but over the years her approach to wellness has widened and deepened.

As she journeyed through the world of Wellness, Katie also found journaling, and one of the reasons I love her is that she believes that getting to have those real and honest conversations with ourselves is one of the most empowering things we can ever do.

In this episode we talk:

  • How not everything in the Wellness world is always well and good
  • When Wellness can become problematic, and what signs you should be looking for
  • What Orthorexia is
  • How journaling is one of the best tools to get to know ourselves better
  • Why Katie prefers a legal pad to pretty journals when she is letting it all out
  • and so much more.

Katie can be found over at Her book, Let it Out: a Journey through Journaling is on Amazon or other places epically awesome books can be found.

I also mentioned the upcoming release of her Podcasting School. Check back here for a link once it is LIVE.

To view this episode or listen to it online, head to

Learn more about Orthorexia:

Mar 09, 2018
#82. PEP TALK: A Positive Manifesto for the Tough Days

This is a little pep talk that you can listen to over and over again. The type of listen that I hope you will come back to when you need a reminder of your strength and of your power.

It's for:

  • The days and the times when you feel like life has kicked you in the guts
  • When you feel uncertain about your future
  • For soothing your heart when it's broken
  • Reminding you that perfect isn't the goal, you're not behind, and that you're more powerful than you think.

It is a positive manifesto, but real, heartfelt and not glossy. Life isn't easy some days, but you've got this.

I reference Lucy Kalanithi in this episode. I heard her statement in her interview with Kate Bower on the podcast - Everything Happens.

If you'd like to learn more about me, the host Kate, and get your freebies, head here:

Mar 02, 2018
#81. April Seifert - Stop Living by Default

Live each day as if it is your last. We hear it all of the time yet few of us really live from that truth. April is different. She has taken this life cliche and used it to fuel her passion for life.  

April is absolutely awesome. She is a Social Psychologist and host of the Women Inspired! podcast. She believes when we can recognize the precious gift of each and every day, we can start to really push our comfort zones and get out of our own way.

She has a powerful story that helps illustrate just why she feels so passionately about this. In this episode, we talk through her story including:

  • How her childhood helped shape her view of life
  • The recognition that our health isn't always a given
  • How she could have been sad, but instead, she got motivated
  • What we can do when we decide that life isn't all that scary after all
  • How a shy girl becomes a confident adult
  • What social psychologists do
  • Her special 3-part journal
  • and so so much more (like toddlers and toileting.haha)'

You can learn more about April and download her free Life Blueprinting Tool here:

To find out more about Here to Thrive's host, Kate, head here:

Feb 23, 2018
#80. Having Presence

I'm talking about the concept of having presence. We all want to be able to put our best foot forward in life, and in this episode I'll cover some of the ways you can make that happen, very intentionally.

This episode covers:

  • What Presence actually is
  • Amy Cuddy's (Harvard Social Psychologist) research around Presence
  • When we might want to call on presence to help us get us through tough situations
  • How we can hack our own body language to feel more powerful
  • The importance of understanding situations that trigger us

I mention Amy Cuddy's bestselling book - Presence. It is a great read, and also available in audiobook form.

If you'd like to see her TED talk to get some of these teachings first hand, head here:

To learn more about host Kate Snowise, visit her at her web-home:

To join the free facebook Here to Thrive closed community, hit this link:

Feb 16, 2018
#79. Shannon Kaiser: The Power of Mantras

Shannon is my personal guru when it comes to Mantras. She does mantras better than anyone I know. Even though Shannon has been on this podcast before, this time we go deeper into her personal story of stepping out of her picture-perfect life and onto a path less travelled. She opens up about her debilitating anxiety and how Mantra's were one of the crucial tools in her journey.

We also discuss:

  • Her super-simple approach to meditation (if you want to call it that)
  • What Mantra actually means
  • She shares SEVERAL power mantras that you can immediately apply to your life ... so get a notepad!
  • How we can deal with disappointment and missed-opportunities
  • How we often subconsciously self-sabotage when we're not walking our authentic path
  • and so so much more.

You can purchase Shannon's book here:

If you'd like the Card Deck too, head here:

Feb 09, 2018
#78. Ask for What You Want

This week I'm talking about a simple concept that can have HUGE impacts. Asking for what you want.

Too often we assume that people know what it is that is on our heart, but when you step back from the situation, have you ever made sure your hopes and intentions are clear?

In this episode I'm talking:

  • About how unconscious beliefs can hold us back from getting what we want in life
  • How communicating your desires is essential in your Career
  • How using your words with your partner, spouse or friends can make a huge difference to having your needs met

If you're looking for extra career tips, here is the article I reference in the podcast:

To find the freebies on my website, head here:

and to join the Here to Thrive closed Facebook group, knock and I'll let you in here:

Feb 02, 2018
#77. Andrea Owen: How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t

Andrea is the Life Coach behind the Your Kick Ass Life. She is also an Author of two books, a Mentor, a podcast host and a Mother.

We're getting REAL today. Both Andrea and I are talking about the habit-traps we have fallen into along the path of our personal growth and development, and how they kept us down (for a while). We're also diving into some of the 14 Habits she covers in depth in her new book - How to Stop Feeling Like Shit.

Those habits include:

  • People-Pleasing
  • Self Sabotaging
  • Numbing Out

But we're so much jucier than just that. We also discuss:

  • How self-help can sometimes make you feel like a failure and how not cool that can be
  • How often we crack open, but we're not yet ready to do the work
  • The point of no return in personal development, when you've turned the light on and can see the sh*t
  • Codependency and how it can undermine our happiness
  • And how learning to manage how big emotions is an essential part to trusting ourselves

To find Andrea, or search "Your Kick Ass Life" in on your favorite social platform.

You can purchase How to Stop Feeling Like Shit from Amazon by clicking here:

The other books that come up in our chat:

  • The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks (great read)
  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
  • Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
Jan 26, 2018
#76. Dealing with Disappointment

This episode I'm talking Disappointment. We all face it at some stage in our lives, and in this episode I'm priming you with ideas that I hope will make it easier to deal with.

Specifically it covers:

  • Facing your emotions, so you can process them
  • The concept of Name It to Tame It
  • The power of moving towards Acceptance (and not fighting what is)
  • Mantras to reassure a tired heart
  • The power to be found in releasing your grip on life a little
  • and more

I mention the journal prompts which are a free download available on my site. To get your set, head to

I also mention the inner circle closed Facebook group for Here to Thrive! Knock, and I'll let you in! Head here: or search "Here to Thrive" in Facebook.

If you enjoyed this episode, it would mean so much if you could leave a review in iTunes or wherever you listen.

Jan 19, 2018
#75. Robert Kandell talking Men + Relationships

I've got a Man on the podcast to talk to about how on earth we're supposed to co-exist with this other sex! Well kinda kidding, but seriously, kinda not.

Robert has been helping people to communicate better, connect and create intimacy in their relationships for the last 16 years. And I am picking his brain.

In this ep, a small snippet of the things we cover includes:

  • The importance of creating a feeling of approval in your relationships
  • Why telling the truth is so important, but sometimes scary as sh*t
  • What Men are possibly thinking when they seem to go cold and bail on relationships with little warning
  • Some communication hacks that can go a long way to minimizing misunderstandings
  • The Masculine & Feminine energy in relationships and what that means
  • How the majority of relationships have a power imbalance built in
  • And the "Me Too" movement - how are Men really feeling about all this?

To find out more about Robert, you can head to his website: or listen to him on his podcast, Tuff Love.

To find out more about the host Kate:

Jan 12, 2018
#74. What is Happiness for You in 2018 [+ the New Year Letter]

What does Happiness look like for you this Year? Instead of piles of resolutions, I think we should take a softer view and look to how we want to live, and also, how we've been living. Are we happy??

The Reconnect & Reboot series is about to go live! This is how you can work with me and support this podcast >>

In this ep I dive into:

  • The power of writing yourself a New Year Letter
  • How important it is to soak up the goodness already around you
  • Asking - What have your learned? How did you grow? in about the previous year
  • How knowing how you want to feel can focus your energy
  • Why a 1-year bucket list can help you be more focused in your actions

The resources I mention can be found here: &

Jan 05, 2018
#73. Kate talking Emotional Intelligence, Personality, Values & More

This episode, I’m in the hot seat! My coaching bud Andrea Featherstone is interviewing me. (see & the ep. here on Deconstructing Mindfulness for more of her!!) She asked, and I took her up on the offer.

And I gave her free reign. I was fascinated to hear what she was interested in talking to me about! This episode includes:

-      A discussion on what my name actually is

-      How I got into Psychology

-      My background as Corporate Psychologist

-      Why I get angsty around the type-indicator personality assessments sometimes

-      How you can become more Emotionally Intelligent

-      Why Personal Values are amazing as guiding lights in our lives

-      My kids

-      The secret lives on trees

-      And so much more!

It was seriously fun.

If you want to know more about the Group Coaching Live Workshop Series I’m running to kickoff 2018, head to to learn more. 

Dec 29, 2017
#71. Setting Intentions that are Aligned + Inspiring

With the New Year approaching, many of us are starting to think: What do I want for 2018?

This podcast is full of tips to help you make sure you commit to things that you can stay motivated to achieve. I'm sharing 5 tips that you should consider when setting all goals, intentions and commitments as they will support your ability to achieve great things.

I also mention my group-coaching offering that will be going live in JAN! Grab you spot. They're limited!!! to read more.

Dec 15, 2017
#70: Susie Moore - The Side Hustle Lifestyle

Susie Moore is an Author, Speaker, Life Coach and creator of the Side Hustle Academy. I think of her as the Queen of Side Hustle's as she's also written a book all about how to Side Hustle called What if It Does Work Out?

> I also mention my very own Reconnect & Reboot Workshop Series that will be live in January. To learn more and register, head here:

In today's episode I'm really picking Susie's brain. What does it take to be a side-hustler? And how do you get started with making that hidden dream of yours a reality?

We're covering a lot in this energetic listen, including:

  • How most people live in Comfortville
  • What a Charged life feels like
  • In importance of your desires in leading the way
  • How leading from our passions and letting go of the pressure are keys to success
  • The importance of action, and learning how to pull the trigger on your hustle
  • Danger of Analysis-Paralysis
  • Why you should choose a side hustle that doesn't feel like work
  • How pursuing your side hustle can make you a better wife, mother etc.
  • What you can gain from starting a side hustle, and what you give up
  • How to push fear to the side, and keep on hustling

Susie's new book - What if it Does Work Out - is available here on Amazon:

You can find out more about Susie at her webhome -

To find out more about the host Kate Snowise, head here:

Dec 08, 2017
#69. Don't Fight What Is

This ep. I'm getting real with a topic that frequently comes up in my Life Coaching private sessions. This is one of the things that I've been talking about with my clients over the past few weeks, and it's more than a passing trend - it is a life lessons than can help us avoid a WHOLE bunch of suffering.

I'm also celebrating a BIG milestone and giving myself a hard time about my accent (taking the Mickey out of myself if you're a Kiwi in the know). So if you want a little lightheartedness, stay tuned to this one.

Specifically this podcast talks to:

  • What Acceptance is
  • Why accepting what is, rather than fighting against it, eases our hurt
  • How being stuck on our expectations hurts us
  • 3 steps to help you start moving yourself towards acceptance

I mentioned three mantras in here that can be really reassuring:

  • All is in right order. This is happening for me, not to me.
  • Acceptance is my path to freedom.

and my favorite:

  • What is truly meant for me will never miss me.

To learn more about me, and the Workshop Series going live in Jan 2018, head to my website:

Dec 01, 2017
#68. Marcus Aurelius Anderson: Facing Adversity

Marcus Aurelius Anderson is a Mindset Coach, Speaker & Author. His new book is called - The Gift of Adversity.

Today we're talking adversity, and how to start moving forward when you feel stuck or blindsided by life. Marcus has an incredible story about overcoming adversity, but what I really appreciate about him, is how focused he not simply telling his story, but in giving others practical ideas, thoughts and actions to help them overcome adversity in their own lives.

Specifically we discuss:

  • What adversity is
  • The importance of deciding your attitude toward adversity before you get landed with the really hard stuff
  • The regret of wasting your potential
  • Marcus' quote - "The things that make people great don't happen by accident"
  • My initial frustration with the sentiment that we all have enough time
  • The power of identifying what you really want, and what you don't want.
  • What fulfilment means to Marcus
  • ...and SO much more!

Shortcut to purchase his book, The Gift of Adversity, here.

To visit Marcus' website, you can head here:

To watch his TED Talk:

Nov 24, 2017
#67. When We’re Listening to Our Authentic Self

In this ep. I'm diving into the cliche self-help topic that I have an ABSOLUTE love, yet slight disdain for - Authenticity.

I love it, because I believe it is one of the essential keys to living a fulfilling, and wholly happy life. I dislike it, because I think it is thrown around and misunderstood.

Today, I'm talking deep authenticity. The stuff when we feel like we're connected and living from our own inner-wisdom. Specifically this ep covers:

  • A definition of Authenticity - have to start with what it actually IS
  • The pre-requisites to authenticity - how to start becoming more authentic
  • 5 attributes that indicate connection with your authentic self.

I mention the freebie on my website - 21 Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery. You can download that here:

Nov 17, 2017
#66. Tanya Jahnke - Demystifying Feng Shui

Tanya Jahnke is a Feng Shui expert. She's been doing this for 22 years and I was thrilled to get the chance to pick her brain. We cover SO much in this episode, from how to increase abundance through what you put in your spaces and where you put it, to the importance of having a sacred landing spot.

Some specific points included in here:

  • What Feng Shui is
  • How Feng Shui can be applied to make our homes feel like a true sanctuary
  • Some simple tips to clear the energy in a room or a space if it feels funky or negative
  • How to make yourself feel more powerful in your workspace
  • Why your bedroom should be one of your favorite rooms in your house
  • The significance of leaking taps and closed toilets
  • Why your front door is an especially significant space in Feng Shui

Tanya is an Designer and also offers distance Feng Shui consultants to clients the world over. To find out more about her head to Feng Shui 4 the Om:

To find the Feng Shui map you can follow Tanya on Instagram (you should do this regardless) @tjahnke or head to my website for online show notes:

Other potentially useful links (not-affiliate links ... I make nothing off these suggestions):

Palo Santo Sticks

Sage for Clearing

Woodstock Bell Fountain

Simple Tiered Water Fountain

And if you want to know more about NASA's studying of purifying houseplants Tanya mentions, head here:

To review Here to Thrive:

To learn more about Kate:

Nov 10, 2017
#65. Why Do My Clients Come to Life Coaching?

In this episode I'm pulling back the curtain and letting you know what I talk to my clients about.

I looked back at my clients over the last 12 months and tried to summarize what they came to me seeking help with. I was actually surprised to see 3 themes emerge quite rapidly.

In this episode, I'm talking through those 3 themes, or 3 driving reasons that my clients tend to reach out to me and seek Life Coaching.

My hope is that this episode will help you understand more, through example, what Life Coaching is, and how it helps people navigate their lives.

To learn more about me, you can head to my website:

I also mention in passing in this episode, Elaine Aron's book - The Highly Sensitive Person (I'm one of those if you're wondering).

Nov 03, 2017
#64. Emily Esfahani Smith - A Meaningful Life

Emily Esfahani Smith is an expert on the meaningful life. Here we're talking through how how meaningful life doesn't have to be an extraordinary life. As she asserts, most of us will live a fairly ordinary lives but there is still huge amounts of meaning to be found in the everyday experiences of being human.

Emily is author of the book - The Power of Meaning.

She is also a speaker, and has an incredibly moving and popular TED talk - There is More to Life than Being Happy

In this episode we cover:

  • The difference between a happy life and a meaningful life
  • Why pursuing happiness doesn't appear to be enough
  • The 4 Pillars of meaning that she uncovered while researching her book
  • How you can apply these pillars to your own life and mine it for meaning
  • The influence that the stories we tell ourselves about our pasts can have on us
  • and the impact of a Contamination story vs. a Redemptive story

To learn more about Emily you can head to her website,

To learn more about the host, Kate Snowise head to:

Oct 27, 2017
#63. The Power of Possible

This ep, I'm diving into possibility, and how powerful a concept this can be in anyone's life. Possibility is the the thing that drives a spark within us, that ultimately leads us towards action. It is the beginning of momentum that is crucial if we are going to achieve anything, or change anything. It is the starting point.

Specifically in this episode I talk through:

  • Why believing in what is possible for yourself is SO important
  • The 3-Point chain reaction that possibility can set off within you
  • 2 meaningful ways you can help to foster a sense of possibility within yourself

The book I reference in the podcast is The Power of Habit

To learn more about me, the host Kate Snowise, head to my website:

Oct 20, 2017
#62. Andrea Featherstone: Deconstructing Mindfulness

Today's guest is an Unconventional Mindfulness Facilitator & former cynical pessimist. She’s the woman that was ticking all the boxes but wasn’t necessarily feeling that deep sense of lasting satisfaction that most of us crave. Perhaps the best description ever – she felt like an empty coloring book.

She’s a specialist in helping people not buy into the sometimes destructive mind-chatter that most of us experience. As she puts it, Andrea helps indecisive overachievers to get clear on their direction and sense of self by learning to tame their mind.

In today's ep. I'm getting to the nitty gritty of mindfulness with Andrea. I really was wanting to understand what it meant to her, and why I might want to practice mindfulness. Specifically, we cover the following:

  • How she defines Mindfulness
  • What the ultimate aim of mindfulness practices are
  • How by separating our sense of self from our minds, we can become more powerful, clearer and feel more alive
  • What we can do when we need a mindfulness hit
  • How meditation can complement mindfulness, but how they ultimate differ
  • How the cynical types among us can still experience mindfulness without the touchy feely edge

Andrea mentions her favorite book: Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now. We also discuss his second book, A New Earth.

To learn more about Andrea or sign-up for her free 6 Day to Decisiveness Challenge, head to

To learn more about me, the host Kate Snowise, and my coaching offerings head to my website,

Oct 13, 2017
#61. The Important vs. The Urgent [+ the F*ck it Bucket]

Most of have a tendency to get stuck on distractions, and sometimes drama, and often the most important stuff gets pushed aside.

Today I'm talking about how to make sure the Important stuff (the things that matter most in your life) don't fall by the wayside and become dominated by the things that are nosier and demand your attention more - the Urgent things.

Because a life well-lived is one where you're focusing on, and spending your time on, the stuff that matters most.

In this ep. I talk through the Franklin-Covey Time Management Matrix. To see an image, head to my website:

This concept is spoken about in depth in Stephen Covey's book - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - under Habit 3: Put First Things First.

I reference a Fortune article on this topic too. That can be found here:

I talk through how you can prioritize your own life, and some simple tools that can help you spend more of your time on the stuff that is truly important to you.

Exercise: Towards the end of this episode I ask you to think about what things can go in your personal F*ck-It Bucket. Grab a piece of paper, put a line down the middle. Put a title on one side "What Matters Most", and on the other side title it "F*ck-It Bucket". This is a very quick and easy way to do an audit of your priorities and what you might need to pay more attention to.

To learn more about me, the host Kate Snowise, head over to my website:

If you happen to be an awesome Literary Agent looking for an epic new author you can email me directly at :)

Oct 06, 2017
#60. Insight Timer p.2: Christopher Plowman, CEO Behind the App

Christopher Plowman is the CEO at Insight Timer. He however, is not after any attention. He’d rather let the app speak for itself. BUT I got him talking. I wanted to know about the CEO behind the App, so I asked him a bunch of deep and meaningful questions to get to know him better – cause well, that’s what I like to do.

> To download the App, search "Insight Timer" in your App Store <

Here I talk to Christopher about:

  • How he struggles with a daily mediation practice (and understands if you do to)
  • How he believes strongly in the conscious businesses, but how many that claim to be conscious get into a tension with commercialism
  • What Christopher has to say to those who don’t have time to meditate
  • How one of their hopes is to get 1% of the population mediating at the same time, and hit the Maharishi threshold.
  • His thoughts on the importance of mediation and education in dismantling ignorance
  • How some of his greatest growth came from his biggest business failure
  • What his hope is for Insight Timer
  • And his moving yet simple statement on how we can all contribute to a better world

If you'd like to know more about me, host Kate Snowise, you can head over to my website:

Sep 29, 2017
#59. Insight Timer p.1: The Best Kept Meditation Secret

This is a two part series. In the first part of the interview, I’m talking to the CEO of Insight Timer, Christopher Plowman, about their amazing App, what it does, what it is going to do, and what those behind Insight Timer are driven by.

If you’re not familiar with it, Insight Timer is the biggest little meditation app you’ve never heard of [as the CEO puts it himself in this interview]. More people meditate on Insight Timer than do on Headspace, but it’s all been organic, word of mouth growth. It’s that awesome product that you can’t help but share with everyone once you know about it. Hence the reason I’m talking to you about it!

Insight Timer is different in that it is a community platform. They provide the platform, and teachers upload their content. What that means is that you can find every type of mediation imaginable, and it’s all > FREE! <

But why are they, the people behind the Insight Timer platform, invested in this objective – of providing to free meditation to all – anyway? how do they intend to remain sustainable? What does growth at Insight Timer look like?

This the behind-the-scenes peek into the biggest little mediation app or as I like to say, the Behind the Scenes low-down.

If you’ve ever contemplated meditating, you should start here. If you’re a seasoned meditator, you’ll absolutely appreciate the timer and the breath of meditations you can access for free on the app. And if you’re a mediation teacher (or aspire to be one day!) this could be an amazing platform to help share you work.

Listen here to be in the know. 

Sep 29, 2017
#58. Some 'How-To' Tips on Making Decisions

Life is FULL of tough decisions, but some of us get stuck in the trap of indecisiveness. While many of us want to be rational and thought-out in our decision making, perhaps it isn't always our best option.

>> If you'd like to download your FREE 21 Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery head here:

In this podcast I'm running through some of the research around decision-making, and also getting a little grounded by some philosophical points.

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Specifically this ep covers:

  • How we're bad at predicting how Good or Meh something will make us feel in the future
  • Dan Gilbert's research on how on how "keeping options open" may not be our so useful
  • How more options isn't necessarily better for us
  • The power of Surrogation
  • & 3 Simple Tips to Keep You Focused in Your Decision Making

If you'd like to watch the TED talks I mention, here are the links:

Dan Gilbert's:

Ruth Chang:

To learn more about my coaching options, head my my web-home:

Sep 22, 2017
#57. Roxane Battle - Pulling Away from the Pain + Facing Towards Joy

Today's guest is Roxane Battle. She was a TV News Presenter for 20 years, and if you're from the Minnesota region you will likely recognize her from NBC's KARE 11.

But today we're talking about the lessons about life she was learning behind the scenes - what was happening after the camera stopped rolling, and how even when life can look picture-perfect on the outside, it isn't always the case.

We ALL have our struggles and heartache, and we're talking in this episode about how you can pull yourself up and start moving forward from them.

Specifically we cover:

  • How you can start to put it back together when your life falls apart
  • How determination and perseverance are your best friends - we're often stronger than we know
  • The power of optimism and looking for what is still good
  • The power in forgiving you both yourself and others who have hurt you
  • BUT how that forgiveness is not letting someone else off the hook
  • And ultimately, how Joy can help you stay focused on the future and hope.

Roxane's book is called - Pockets of Joy - and it can be found here: Pockets of Joy on Amazon

The book also has a companion journal - Pockets of Joy Journal.

Roxane has generously offered to giveaway a copy of each to the fist person who emails her! Her website with contact details is:

To find out more about the host, that's me Kate, and my Life Coaching offerings - my webhome is

Sep 15, 2017
#56. Why Gratitude is that Awesome (+ a Simple How To)

"Be thankful for what you have, and you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never have enough." - Oprah Winfrey

>> Enjoyed this podcast episode? You can say share your thanks by leaving a review in iTunes here: <<

Gratitude is a simple, yet HUGELY powerful emotion that we can evoke at will. That makes it one of our greatest assets when it comes to wanting to be happy in life.

Here I'm talking through 5 reasons why Gratitude rocks, and the impact it can have in your life, and also SUPER simple how-to tips that make gratitude truly actionable.

And if you're interested in the book I mention at the end which is a great read or gift for small children, it is Pete the Cat & His Magic Sunglasses.

To find out more about me, Kate Snowise, and my coaching options, head to my web-home -

Sep 08, 2017
#55. Shannon Kaiser on Self-Love

Shannon Kaiser is a Bestselling Author, a Life Coach, and an Inspirational Speaker. She is also the author of the brand new book called The Self-Love Experiment []

>> If you enjoyed the episode, please leave us a review! <<

Shannon opens up about her journey and her struggle with self-love and acceptance in this interview. She shares insights into what really loving oneself looks and feels like, and offers realistic ways to start moving towards self love.

Specifically in this episode we discuss:

  • How self love isn't about how you look, but how you live
  • How Shannon had a moment of insight which brought about the essential insight - that she didn't have to change in order to love herself
  • The importance of self-care in the journey towards self-love, and asking yourself "what feels joyful?"
  • What commitment to oneself looks like
  • That you don't have to be "fixed" - none of us are broken
  • What "Almost Paradise Syndrome" is and how to get out of it
  • The dangers in looking for external validation and how to avoid it
  • And, how taking our eyes off our perceived flaws is one of the most empowering actions we can take

She also leaves us with an important question:

What have I always wanted to do but I have not given myself permission to do?


To learn more about Shannon, and her new book - The Self Love Experiment - head to

A direct link to purchase The Self Love Experiment (it's on sale!) >>

Shannon is also offering a free workshop to all of those who purchase the book. To claim your spot, head to

Find Shannon on social media @ShannonKaiserWrites

To learn more about Kate head to:

Sep 01, 2017
#54. What is Your Why [and Why it Even Matters]

This episode is inspired by Simon Sinek and his TED talk on the importance of asking WHY when you're talking about Inspiring others. I've flipped it on it's head a bit and I'm talking about the importance of asking yourself why when it comes to living an INSPIRED LIFE.

[If you enjoyed this episode, you can head here to leave a review -]

Specifically I'm asking:

  • What do you do?
  • How do you do it?
  • And Why do you do it?

Seemingly simple questions, but when you pull them apart a bit, not so seemingly simple to answer.

I also talk about a story that a few years back pulled hard on my heart strings and make me more focused on the big questions in life. You can read some of my take on Linds Redding's story and get links to the original blog post - A Lesson in Perspective - here: What Are You Working For

To watch Simon Sinek's TED talk - [How Great Leaders Inspire Action]

To head to my website:

Aug 25, 2017
#53. Arien Smith - Thriving + Mental Illness

This is a meaningful and wise conversation that opened my eyes in more ways than one. It made me re-think some of the ways the self-help movement has marginalized those who are looking to thrive while living with a mental illness, and helped me feel more empowered around what inclusive self-development includes.

[if you enjoyed this episode, please review us! We so appreciate your feedback. Head here:]

Arien Smith is thriving while living with mental illness. He is also a Life Coach and host of an incredibly inspiring online TV show - Arien Inspires (aptly named!!) - where he talks through practical ways that people can thrive while living with mental illness.

This episode, among other things includes:

  • How simply trusting yourself to get through things (even when they're not easy) empowers you
  • How many self-help messages inadvertently marginalize those living with a mental illness
  • Aliveness and the power of feeling, rather than closing off emotions
  • How happiness isn't always a choice
  • Why feeling broken is nothing to be ashamed of
  • How you can be completely afraid and courageous at the same time
  • How your pain can shape you in a positive way
  • How self-discovery and spirituality can go hand-in-hand
  • How you can have wellness and a mental illness at the same time
  • How not loving yourself doesn't make you unloveable

And SO much more! This is jammed full of ah-ha's and insights.

We talked about his favorite episode of Arien Inspires so far being - Authenticity & Feeling Broken. Here is the direct link:

Arien's website is

His facebook:

Instagram etc. @ArienInspires

To keep up to date and join Arien's community (and get access to a free transformation e-course) head here:


To join my community and receive free resources [including a free guide with 21 Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery] head to

Aug 18, 2017
#52. Are you Reactive or Proactive?

It's easy in life to feel like you're getting stuck in a rut. It's that feeling like you're often on the backfoot, and just reacting to what is in front of you.

In this episode I'm talking about how to start moving out of that feeling - how you can start being more proactive in the way you approach life.

I share 3 simple steps for you to take to start moving yourself up and out of the whirlpool that a life-rut can often feel like.

I'm also addressing:

  • What being reactive in life looks and feels like
  • What proactively approaching life is, and why it matters
  • Practical tips for how you can start stepping up and out of the mundane or overwhelm that is holding you back from living the fullest version of your life.

Q: what is the thing that is whispering for your attention right now?

** To leave an iTunes review for the podcast and share your feedback with me - **

For access to the Free Resources I mention in the podcast, head to my website and click on the [Free Resources] tab -

I also mention this blog post in the episode: 4 Ways to Quieten Your Busy Mind

Aug 11, 2017
#51. Daniel Gefen - What Makes a Successful Life?

If you're looking for life inspiration, and a kick of big-picture motivation - start here.

Daniel Gefen is sharing big insights, and deep meaning in this episode. He is the host of the Can I Pick Your Brain Podcast where he talks to Entrepreneurial types about their paths, success, and how they've created what they have.

Here, we're going beyond the surface level. We're not talking money in the bank, we're talking what makes a truly successful and fulfilling life. What is it that we, as humans, need to feel successful in our hearts?

Key points covered include:

  • How Daniel used reverse psychology to convince his wife he was the one
  • Why creativity counts in life (and an epic illustration of how he used it to his advantage)
  • The cycle of a Self Help Addict (and discussion on his upcoming book - The Self Help Addict)
  • The big question you'll like be left with after reading another self-help book
  • The importance of momentum in life
  • How Children can teach you everything you need to know about success
  • 2 ways you can get yourself to look at the big picture in life
  • and How to encourage your children to grow into the people you hope they will become.

As I said in my sum up, I see Daniel as a Life Leader with the power to enthuse and inspire. He enthused and inspired me!

His company is Get Featured, and they get guests featured on podcasts -

To find out more about Daniel, keep informed, or book him to speak -

And to keep informed about his upcoming book - The Self Help Addict -


To find me, the host, Kate, my corner of the web is -

Aug 04, 2017
#50. Mary Shores - Conscious Communication

Words have the power to create and transform our lives. 


Taken from the Amazon snip it introducing her new book, Conscious Communication

Whether we realize it or not, the words we use dictate and control our lives. The persistent messages we repeat can frame our thoughts and trap us into a mind-set that is difficult to break. This mind-set often manifests itself with statements like “I can’t,” “I’m not good enough,” and “I’ll never find the [insert the blank] I want.” Many times, we don’t stop to consider the profound impact that these negative, limiting words have on our mentality, life choices, and the path of possibility that we manifest.


I had the honor of chatting through this with Mary Shores. In this episode, we're talking all about how the way we talk to ourselves and communicate with the world around us, impacts on the experience we have. Change your language and you really can change your world. 


I appreciate Mary's approach because she is completely practical. As we discuss in the interview, it is all well and good to hear many of the self-help anecdotes and theories, but how do you apply them to your life so that you can really see a change? That is where Conscious Communication can serve as a portal, a starting point, and something that you can really do something about. 


Specifically in this interview we're covering:

  • How Mary overcame adversity [including teenage parenthood, being told she wouldn't ever amount to much, the death of her first child, and divorce] to become a powerful force in her own life


  • The 5 Keys to How we Communicate with Ourselves


  • How communicating consciously can improve our lives


  • and how Science & Spirituality have more in common than perhaps even I've been given them credit for!


Mary's new book is called - Conscious Communication. To get your copy head here:

To find Mary:

Freebie I mention: Ignite Your Dreams Workbook

Pre-Order Book Bonuses: Click Here to Register Post Book Purchase

Jul 28, 2017
#49. How to Recover from a Rough Breakup

Heartbreak sucks. I'm talking through 5 super practical ways for you to start moving yourself forward again.

The blog posts I reference in this episode are:

India Arie's song is called - Just Let it Go - from Songversation Medicine

I mentioned the sleep meditations in the Calm & Headspace apps (note, I am not affiliated in any way).

The book I mentioned is If Love is a Game, These Are the Rules, by Dr Cherie Carter-Scott

My website if you'd like to contact me, or learn more is

Jul 21, 2017
#47. Lucy Sheridan - Comparison + How it is Hurting Us

This episode is a golden nugget. Lucy had me literally laughing SO loud. You’ll hear it!

There is a ton of joy in here, but the wisdom imparted is also palpable. Lucy is an expert in comparison, and how comparisonitis can trip us up in life.


In here you’ll find us talking through:


·     How Lucy had been unintentionally using social media to bash herself

·     How comparison is experienced by all humans to a lesser or greater degree

·     How comparison brings friends such as jealousy and ‘bitchy-leaks’ [that one got a good giggle outta me!]

·     The importance of self-preservation & self-focus

·     Why it is necessary to cultivate a newsfeed that you find nourishing

·     What living a #comparisonfree life looks and feels like

·     The importance of the “so what” question + how comparison always holds a jewel of insight within it

·     How comparing ourselves can lead to procrastination among other things

·     Lucy’s understanding of the fast-food version of self-care

·     The significance of evaluating why you’re doing something and the danger or not doing so

·     Her experience of talking with Oprah (and how she managed to nab the opportunity)


Lucy, her infectious smile, and all her work around combating comparison can be found at her web-home –


She also has the book she co-wrote called Higher Selfie which can be purchased here:


She mentioned Genevieve Davis’ book Becoming Magic in this episode too. That book can be found here:


To learn more about me, and my coaching, you can head to my website:

Jul 07, 2017
#46. Spiritual Life Lessons to Empower You

These lessons are from an article I wrote for Mike Dooley's To read the full article with 8 lessons, head here:

In today's episode I'm outlining 3 spiritual lessons that have changed my worldview, and in turn, contributed to me being a happier, my relaxed human.

They are short thoughts which I use as mantras in times of stress, confusion, or to help keep me feeling focused and empowered.

To sign up for the daily Notes from the Universe I mention in this episode, you can head to Mike Dooley's site -

Elyse Santilli's episode on Manifesting Miracles is #45.

To learn more about me, and my coaching and personal development options, head to

Happy listening!

Kate x

Jun 30, 2017
#45. Our Negativity Bias & How to Overcome It

Has human's our brains are fascinatingly wired towards searching for, and paying attention to the negative.

It does make sense from an evolutionary standpoint that to be afraid unnecessarily and flee a potentially dangerous situation is better for the human race than for us all being too busy looking at the roses to even care about potential threats.

But this default wiring can cause us a great deal of stress in the modern day at age. In this episode I'm talking through what this Negativity Bias is, and how we can overcome the ways it limits us.

Jun 23, 2017
#44. Elyse Santilli - Manifesting Miracles

My guest on the show today is Elyse Santilli. She is a Life Coach & Spiritual Mentor to women all over the world. She is my personal go-to expert on all things manifesting.

Her accent is Australian; mine is from New Zealand if you're wondering!

In this episode, we're deep-diving around the topic of manifesting. Specifically, in this interview we discuss:

  • How we can co-create with the Universe (or God)
  • Elyse's definition of Miracle Minding Thinking, and how important it is in helping us get what we desire
  • An explanation around Quantum Physics and how it relates to manifesting
  • The importance of taking inspired action towards what brings us joy
  • How to 'keep the faith' when we feel like our manifesting attempts are failing
  • And finally, Elyse offers some practicals ways for us to start manifesting the life we desire.

You can find Elyse at or the free resources she speaks about at

Elyse also talks about Pam Grout's book E-Squared in this episode, and Eckhart Tolle's book, The Power of Now. 

Jun 16, 2017
#43. Cortney McDermott: Change Starts Within You

Here I'm having an intimate chat with Author, Speaker, and Coach, Cortney McDermott. She talks through her personal experience of being "miserably successful" and how important it is for each of us to contribute to the greater whole, in the way we were designed to.

She also specifically addresses:

  • What a sustainable life looks like?
  • How baby-steps are what often lead us to our greatest changes
  • How we can identify, and then start taking, our own baby-steps towards a life that brings us joy
  • How we can tap into our deepest selves needs
  • And how Compound Interest can be an important concept when we think about personal growth (that small bit of effort on a consistent basis adds up to a whole heap!).

Cortney's book - Change Starts With You - get it here:

To learn more about Cortney and her work, head over to her website:

Books Cortney mentioned in this podcast included:

Jun 09, 2017
#42. Sonia & Sabrina Choquette-Tully : Intuitive Living + Grounded Spirituality

If you need a breath of fresh air to fill your lungs, listen to this chat with Sonia & Sabrina Choquette Tully. They are refreshing, real, authentic and practical. All things you can't help but appreciate!

In this free-flowing conversation about spirituality in our modern world, we're specifically talking:

  • What is unique about the upcoming generation of Millenials
  • What it was like to be brought up by a "spiritual badass" - their mother, renowned self-help leader & intuitive, Sonia Choquette
  • How being spiritually conscious helped Sabrina navigate her natural sensitivity & anxiety
  • How spirit is really fun and playful, not serious
  • And how we can tap into our own intuition.

We also talk about Poulet, Soul Growth & Life Lessons, Cinnamon Buns, Gluten, Lattes, Boyfriends, and which are actually their favorites out of all of the books their talented Momma has written.

And we talk about their book! You Are Amazing can be purchased on Amazon here: You Are Amazing, Sonia & Sabrina Choquette-Tully

To jump to Sonia & Sabrina's website, visit 

To see a picture of Poulet and their pretty faces, as well as live links to their resources, you can also visit my website,


Apr 28, 2017
#41. Why Feeling Lost is a Good Thing

In this episode I'm talking through 3 reasons why feeling lost is a good thing. I'm also sharing a little about my personal experience of flunking out of Law School, and now I can now look back and see all the dots join up so perfectly.

This episode is for anyone who has ever felt lost at some time or is possibly feeling lost now. It will help you see how you've grown, or hopefully, light a little spark of hope in you if you are currently locked in the struggle.

If you'd like to know more about me or my coaching, you can head to

Apr 21, 2017
#40. Who Am I? Beginning to Live Authentically

I didn't always know the answer to this question. I was attached to my surface identity, and it wasn't until I reached my 30's that I was put in a position where life begged me to address this. I was disconnected from myself, and it got to the point that it wasn't working anymore.

In this podcast, I'm talking through my story, as well as how you can start to connect with your Authentic Self and show up in life. I'm highlighting that we are all beautifully, usually, uniquely perfect, and we need to celebrate that.

Points include:

  • Identity, and how it can mask our authenticity
  • How our unconscious identifications can particularly mess us up
  • How exactly we can start to connect with ourselves
  • And, why our own voices matter more than what we hear from outside of us

I reference in this episode, Elizabeth Gilbert's speech, Flight of the Hummingbird. It's a must watch! You can find it here:

And if you'd like a "Me" Journal, here is an Amazon search page to get you started (note: I haven't checked any of them out personally, so can't recommend sorry! - still think I just might have to write one!): ME Journal Search

To learn more about me, or my Life Coaching program - Thriving Life Project - head to

Apr 14, 2017
#39. Ali Katz - Hot Mess to Mindful Mom

In this episode, I'm getting real with Mom, Author, Self-Care & Meditation Teacher Ali Katz about how life can go from Hot Mess crazy, to truly mindful; and what that even means!

Ali went from a frazzled Mom, who didn't even realize how crazy she was, to a Mom who now practices a bunch of things to keep her centered. She's kicked her anxiety goodbye and now teaches others how they can step into their best selves and truly Get the Most Out of Motherhood.

In this interview we're talking:

  • Ali's personal journey to peace and calm
  • How we can go from Stressed to Blessed
  • What Balance is in real life
  • Practical Self-Care tips to help us take care of ourselves
  • How Meditation can help calm our crazy
  • And a gorgeous little tip to help us Mom's feel more connected with our kiddos.

For more on Ali, you can visit her website:

To get your hands on either of her books (or at least your name down to get one as soon as it is released!) head to Amazon here:

Her Digital-Detox Program can be found here:


Apr 07, 2017
#38. Future You + Why That is Even Important

This episode I'm talking why it's important to consider a Future Vision for yourself. Change is a constant, and yet most of us underestimate how much we do change! If we're not in the driving seat, setting our course, life has a tendency to just happen to us.

Here I'm going deeper into:

  • How it's easy to look backward, but looking forward requires us to look inside
  • The difference between Therapy vs. Coaching
  • What life is like when you're on the Offense rather than on the Defence
  • And how taking the time to think about your future breeds possibility (and possibility contains a spark of magic in my mind! ;))

I reference Dan Gilbert's TED talk, The Psychology of Your Future Self:

I also refer to an article I find useful in describing the difference between Therapy & Coaching by Patrick Williams. You can download a copy of that here:

If you're interested in knowing more about me and my coaching, head to my web-home:

Mar 31, 2017
#37. How I Marry the Mystical with the Practical

I’m getting personal and talking about my struggle to integrate both the Mystical & Practical sides of myself. I now recognize that it was through finding a way to do so, that I have ultimately been able to find my sense of wholeness.


Specifically, I’m discussing:

  • What Mysticism is
  • The Left Brain/Right Brain divide
  • How we mainly live in a Left Brain world (and how Science may have screwed us)
  • And how Action is the key to bringing the mystical stuff into the real world


I’ve also got 3 questions for you to ask yourself to help you integrate what is coming up from your mystical side:

·     What is rising in me that wants to be expressed?

·     What can I do to bring this to life?

·     What are my next 3 simple steps?


In this episode, I mention Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and her book, My Stroke of Insight. You can also watch her TED talk here:


I also talk about a book that I found life-changing, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. It won’t change everyone's’ (I’ve decided no book ever really has!), but it turned up right when I was ready to read it and helped me look at my world differently.


If you’d like to know more about me, or my Coaching programs where I mix the practical with the old-school wisdom so many of us crave, head over to my web-home at

Mar 24, 2017
#36. Are You Getting the Good Out of Your Life

Are you ready to amp up your joy? This week I'm talking about how we can make the most of the good things of our life, and use them to help us feel happier. I'm diving deep into tactics that can help us:

  • Use anticipation to create joy
  • Become mindful in the moment to find more joy right now
  • How reminiscing can be great for our psychological health
  • And how joy shared is truly joy magnified.

To jump over to my website to learn more about my Executive & Life Coaching head to:


Mar 17, 2017
#35: Imposter Syndrome

Ever had that feeling like you're out of your depth, that somehow your success is a fluke or that everyone around you is way more capable than you and you're just waiting to be found out? It's called Imposter Syndrome, and it's way more common than you'd think!

In this episode I'm addressing:

  • What is Imposter Syndrome
  • Who is prone to getting it
  • What are the downsides to feeling like an Imposter
  • Practical tools & exercises to help you put your self-doubt to be

If you're struggling with feeling like a fraud at times and would like some support, you can read more about me and my Coaching Options over at my web-home:

Mar 10, 2017
#34. Shannon Kaiser - Believing in Your Future Self: How to Reclaim Your Power & Trust Yourself.

Shannon Kaiser is on the show! Shannon is my favorite go-to expert on all things happiness. She is the bestselling author of Find Your Happy, Find Your Happy Daily Mantras and Adventures for Your Soul.


In this episode, Shannon shares parts of her personal story and how she went from hopeless and lost to happy and thriving. We talk about how she lost her confidence only to regain it, and how she found the courage to step into a life that felt truly authentic despite the obstacles.


It's a discussion about self-love, personal growth and discovery, relying on your inner strength and learning how to trust yourself.


Specifically, Shannon describes:


·      What believing your future-self means

·      How you can start creating a life your future-self will thank you for

·      What it looks like to move away from a life that doesn’t fit you anymore

·      How the recent political climate has pushed many of us into a fearful state

·      How we can override our fear, and put ourselves back into a positive space

·      How we can reclaim our personal power

·      What trusting yourself actually looks and feels like


There are so many highly relevant and actionable points we touch on in this discussion! You may actually need to listen to it twice.


For Links & Show Notes online, head to




Shannon’s website is:


You can find Shannon’s booksat:


If you’d like to look into working with Shannon her coaching options for Life, Business or Writing head over here:


Her course in conjunction with MindBodyGreen is How to Find Your Calling:

Mar 03, 2017
#33. The Spiritual Practices that Keep Me Centered

I'm getting a little more personal in this episode and talking through what I do to keep myself centered. These are the 3 simple things that I rely on to maintain a connection with my higher self or soul. That is also the part of me that I consider divine, and connected to something much bigger than little old me. It is practical self-help.

From this personal riff you'll find out:

  • Learn 3 simple habits that can help you deepen your personal soul connection & help keep you grounded in the day-to-day
  • Recognize that being spiritually connected doesn't necessarily mean crazy rituals or lots of work
  • And a whole heap more about me, and my journey to connecting with myself

If you'd like to continue the conversation, head over and join the Here to Thrive Facebook group:

You can also learn more about me and my coaching at

I talk about some of my favorite things in this episode. They include:

Seat of Your Soul:


Feb 24, 2017
#32. 3 Tips to Help You Improve Your Relationship

We all want a happy relationship with our significant, but the reality is, relationships aren't always easy! Marriage counseling isn't always an option, and a healthy relationship does take two partners who want to make it work. But if you're wanting some tips on what you can do from your side to help your relationship thrive, I'm sharing 3 things that are within your control here. These 3 simple tips that can help keep your relationship feeling happy, healthy and insulated against the hard times, and stop you needing to cry out for marriage help!

And if you're single, but hope to one day be one-half of a successful pairing, this is also a must listen. If you start a relationship off with these three things in mind, you'll set yourself up right from the start. 

In this episode I'm talking through:

  • The importance of recognizing how your happiness contributes to your relationship satisfaction
  • The 5.1 ratio that research indicates is all important in the health of your relationship
  • Relationship gratitude and how it can help you reframe things
  • And how to "nurture" your relationship and why that is even important

If you'd like to read more about the relationship research I mention, you can look up the researcher, Dr. John Gottman. 

To link to my website:

Feb 17, 2017
#31. A Matter of Mindset - A Simple Hack to Help You Feel More Empowered

This episode I'm borrowing from psychology and talking through a simple concept that can have big impacts on how you approach the world. I'm taking the theory and making it relevant at an individual level to help you foster a positive mindset. I want to help you remember the power you have to create your own life.

This is modern spirituality mixed with self-help. I'm talking through the theory rooted in fact and contextualizing it deeply with my views on spirituality - because if I can buy into something at a soul level, I always find it more meaningful. 

This episode specifically goes over: 

  • The difference between the world happening to you, and you happening to the world
  • A psychological concept called Locus of Control
  • How this one idea can have such a big impact on your mindset
  • Why your mindset matters anyway
  • How I believe Earth is a Soul-School and why that is relevant
  • And ultimately, tools that can help you change your mindset and feel more empowered

I talk through a story of a man Waiting For God to Save Him in this episode. If you'd like a summary of that in web-form, head over here: 

For more information about my coaching or the Affirmations that I talk through in this episode, head to

Feb 10, 2017
#30. Lisa Veit, the Modern Magdalene: Past Lives, Regression & Soul Healing

I think you'll hear me say "this is fun" more than a few times in here! It really was such an insightful and interesting conversation with Lisa. 

Lisa Veit is the woman behind The Modern Magdalene. She is a Spiritual Counselor, Regression Therapist & Speaker. She stood out to me because I have always been fascinated by Past Life Regression. 

In our conversation we talk about: 

  • Past Life Regression - and what that even is
  • The healing power of past life discovery
  • Some of Lisa's personal past lives
  • Mary Magdalene, her energy and who she was in history
  • How watching our thoughts can help us tune into our higher selves

To find Lisa, you can visit her at her web-home:

She is also on Instagram & Facebook @themodernmagdalene


To learn more about me, Kate, you can visit


Feb 03, 2017
#29. How to Stay Sane in Amongst the Political Craziness

The world has gone a little loco in the last couple of weeks - well that is how it feels from where I am sitting! And I know I'm not alone in my feelings of uneasiness and concern. 

As we appear to be becoming ever more divided, I want to put a little break in the political hysteria and encourage you to do three things: 

  • Look for the good
  • Commit to re-centering yourself
  • Turn your emotional energy into meaning

If we can be conscious about how we are approaching the current political situation, we will come through it feeling less drained and beaten up and more empowered and clear. This podcast will help you focus that and remind you how to come back to what matters rather than being distracted by the noise that constantly surrounds us these days. 

I mention a TED talk in the episode. It is by Robb Willer - How to have better Political Discussions

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is an organization that fights for our rights and freedoms through legal avenues. They are the group that had a Court Ruling put in place for Green Card holders after Trumps Immigration Policy release. If you would like to contribute financially, you can donate at

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Jan 30, 2017
#28. Common Habits that are Undermining Your Happiness

In this week's episode, I'm talking through 4 habits that commonly get in the way of people's happiness, as well as strategies to help get a handle on them. They're things that often come up in my Life Coaching sessions and having noticed a definite trend around these points I thought it is something worth talking too.

The New Year is often a time when we think about what we want, but many of us neglect to consider what we don't want. This podcast focuses in on the question of:

  • What do I want less of?

I ask this question in my Free Life Planning Kit. If you'd like to download your copy, head over to my website and pop in your details:


Find out more about me and what I do at my web-home:




Jan 13, 2017
#27. Guru Jagat - Invincible Living + Kundalini Yoga

In this episode, I had the honor of speaking with Guru Jagat - a renowned Yogi. Alicia Keys has described her style as "modern, relatable, and very doable." 

In this interview, we discuss her desire to spread the message of Kundalini to the masses. She does so through RA MA TV which streams her classes online and also in line with this mission, she is just about to release her very first book - Invincible Living. 

Specifically in this podcast episode we talk through: 

  • How real fitness incorporates the physical as well the emotional and mental
  • How there are 80 million people in the US alone who want to try Yoga this year
  • What Kundalini Yoga teaches
  • How Kundalini differs from other forms of Yoga
  • How approaching life like you are "on assignment" can help you find what you're looking for
  • The model of Obey, Serve, Love, Excel
  • How to have a Sacred Outlook

To learn more about Guru Jagat, her Yoga Centers head to or

To learn more about how to access RA MA TV head to

To purchase Invincible Living, search any good bookseller or get it from Amazon here: Amazon Invincible Living

To see Alicia Keys talk about Guru Jagat on ET you can peak over here:


My website:

Jan 06, 2017
#26. How to Cultivate Success & Deeper Happiness in the New Year

It's almost that time of year again - where we all start thinking about what we want the next one to be like. 

To help you set yourself up for successful I'm talking you through a 4 part process for planning how you want to approach 2017. Those planning stages are: 

  • Review
  • Feel
  • Commit (Identify Actions)
  • Plan

In this episode I'm talking through that process in depth, and using my own 2017 planning to illustrate how it can work. 

To help you out in making 2017 a year of intention, success and happiness, I've put together a free download - The 2017 Life Planning Kit. It follows the sequence I outline here and gives you a bunch of printable pages to help you apply it to your life. 

To get your free copy of The Life Planning Kit head to:

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Dec 23, 2016
#25. Strategies to Help You Deal with Toxic People

This week's episode I'm delving into 4 strategies to help you deal with the difficult relationships in your life. Sometimes there are people that we struggle with, yet we just can't avoid. It may be your extended family during the holiday season or your difficult colleague. This episode specifically addresses:

  • How to prepare for being around someone who you find difficult
  • Learning how to Name Your Emotions to Tame Them
  • The Emotion-Word Wheel and how it can help you
  • How to take on a Empathetic Mindset
  • Recognizing that Hurt People are the ones that Hurt People
  • How Self-Awareness can help you stop reacting
  • How White Light Protective Meditation can be useful before facing difficult people. 


The questions you can ask yourself to help tame your emotions might include: 

  • How am I feeling?
  • What kind of emotions come up for me when I think about X?
  • Why am I feeling this way?

A good image of an Emotional-Word Wheel can be found at:


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If you want to save this podcast for easy future reference, head over the the blog link and Pin the page to Pinterest:

Dec 16, 2016
#24: Amy Leigh Mercree on Spirit Guides, Chakras & Intuitive Healing

This episode is for you if you're fascinated by the world you can't see. I had the opportunity to ask Amy Leigh Mercree - the bestselling author of The Spiritual Girls Guide to Dating & A Little Bit of Chakras - a bunch of questions I had about some of this more woo woo stuff. Specifically we discuss:

  • How to connect with your Spirit Guides
  • The difference between our Life Guides & Angels
  • What a Medical Intuitive does, and how they can help you
  • A full rundown of each of our main Chakra centers
  • How What We Eat and How We Speak to ourselves affects our Chakras
  • How Joy is the highest vibration in the Universe

There is literally SO much covered in this episode. It was a delight and I feel incredibly grateful that Amy was so forthcoming with her information. 


To visit my website to see a picture of my Golden Ticket, head to

To learn more about Amy Leigh Mercree you can visit her website:


Her brand new book which we mention in this episode is available on the 10th of December: The Crystals & Chakra Cookbook

You can find all of Amy's other books - The Spiritual Girls Guide to Dating, A Little Bit of Chakras & Joyful Living - on Amazon:


Dec 09, 2016
#23: 5 Ways to Know You're Aligned with Your Soul Self

This episode I'm talking through 5 ways you can get a feel for whether you are living a soul-connected life. So many are us are craving a deeper connection with ourselves and life. I conceptualize that is making the journey from living in our heads, to living soul-centered or grounded lives. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. 

to link the the article that inspired this podcast, head to: or over on Mike Dooley's >


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Dec 02, 2016
#22: Putting Your Life Back Together - How to Recover from Burnout

In this one I'm talking about the 3 phases that can help you put things back together after you've reached your rock-bottom or feel truly burned out and exhausted. Burnout is no fun, but even when you're feeling low, there are ways to keep moving forward. 

In this episode I specifically address the 3 phases of personal recovery:

  • Being Gentle with Ourselves
  • Reevaluating Things
  • Restructuring 

When we're proactive and make sure we move through each of these phases, we set ourselves up for a more sustainable life that leads us to being happier and healthier humans. 

I pose a few questions in this episode. If you want to come back and reflect, they include:

  • When was the last time you did something for the pure enjoyment of it?
  • How did I get here?
  • What is out of balance in my life?
  • What needs to change?

If you'd like to know more about me, or my coaching programs, head over to my website at


Nov 25, 2016
#21: Lindsay Preston on Overcoming the Blocks that are Holding You Back

In this episode I have the honor of interviewing a friend of mine, and fellow Life Coach, Lindsay Preston. Lindsay knows her stuff, and I thought it was about time I convinced her to come on the podcast and share it with you. 

One place I really appreciate her expertise is when it come to addressing blocks. They are the things in life that generally get in our way and hold us back. 

As well as Lindsay getting personal and sharing her own story of heartache, pain and beautiful growth, we are getting nitty gritty to help you really understand blocks. Specifically the podcast addresses: 

  • What blocks are
  • How we can identify the thoughts that are holding us back
  • What our emotions have to tell us about our blocks
  • Where Mantras or Positive Affirmations are useful, and how to use them
  • and for special bonus, how Lindsay & I stay so positively glowy ;)


In our discussion Lindsay mentions one of her recent favorite books, Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life. This is a self-help classic, and I have just put it in my Amazon cart as the purchase was long overdue. If you want to get a copy, you can head over here:


The free Breaking Barriers 5 Day Challenge that Lindsay mentioned, can be found here:

and Lindsay's website is :

Lindsay's facebook:


To head over to the episode on my website:

Nov 18, 2016
#20: Cultivating Hope & Possibility

This week I'm talking about the how essential Hope is in our pursuit of thriving, fulfilling and happy lives. 

I discuss:

  • How we can understand Hope
  • Why it is essential to our well-being
  • The simple 3-part framework that talks us through the facets of hopeful behavior
  • How you can cultivate a more hopeful attitude in your own life


For an easy reading blog on my site that you can save to remember these ideas:

To download the free worksheet I mention to help you apply these principles to your life, head my my website:

I talk about Synder's Hope theory. If you'd like to read an academic article about that, head over here:


Nov 11, 2016
#19: Understanding Authenticity: What Is It, Why Does it Matter?

This week is a basic introduction to the topic of Authenticity. It is such a buzz word in the self-help and personal growth community, but I feel like so many of us really don't have a good grasp on what it even means. 

In this podcast I am:

  • Defining Authenticity, and breaking that definition down
  • Discussing the benefits - why would we even want it? 
  • Highlighting the 3 things that most often stop us from being Authentic
  • Introducing the concept of Expressing vs Impressing

Authenticity is a huge topic, and this is really an introduction. But I believe having a focus on living an authentic life is one of the keys to living a genuinely fulfilling and happy life. 

In this episode I also mention Brene Brown's book - The Gifts of Imperfection

I also reference Sarah Hernholm's TED talk - Authentic Self Expression:


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Nov 04, 2016
#18: Rebecca Campbell - Lightworkers, Soul Callings & the Rising Feminine

I’m honored to have our guest Rebecca Campbell with us today. Rebecca a bestselling author, spiritual teacher, grounded spiritual mentor and soulful guide. Bestselling author of Light Is The New Black, Rebecca has guided thousands of women to listen to the callings of their soul and create a life that is completely aligned to them. Her second book Rise Sister Rise has also just launched!

I consider Rebecca to be a personal mentor of mine. I read her first book, Light is the New Black, and it resonated with me at a deep soul level. I couldn’t put it down, and I cried happy tears of remembering and empowerment as I read her heart-stirring words. I also went on to have a session with Rebecca just as I was about to launch my business, Thrive.How. She helped calm my fears about putting myself out there and has played an integral part in me having the courage to step into my power and help shine my light into this world.

We cover:

  • Rebecca's Personal Journey
  • Being a sensitive soul
  • What an Empath is
  • What an Lightworker is and does
  • The rising Feminine Energy
  • The Age of Light


Rebecca can be found at

Rise Sister Rise Sisterhood:

Rebecca on Instagram:

Rebecca on Facebook:


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Oct 28, 2016
#17: Nourishing Your Soul - Self Care as a Spiritual Practice

In this episode I'm outlining why I believe Self-Care is a Spiritual Practice. My hope is that you will listen to this and feel inspired to invest in self-care, feel empowered about how to do that, give yourself permission to do things just for you, and deepen the personal connection you have with yourself. 

I specifically cover: 

  • What Nourishing Your Soul is
  • Why Self-Care is not the same as Pampering
  • How to Identify what Lights You Up and makes you feel Alive
  • Being honest about what Drains You at a Soul Level
  • Changing our Beliefs around Self-Care
  • The Importance of our Energy


To get guidance on how to write your own Light You Up list, head over to this blog post:


To get on my mailing list to make sure you know about the next Free 21-Day Self-Care Challenge head here:

My Huffington Post article on How to Find the Time to Take Care of Yourself


To contact me, or learn more about me, head to my website:

Oct 21, 2016
#16: Cassandra Bodzak - How to Eat With Intention & Create a Life that Lights You Up

This week I had the honor of interviewing Cassandra Bodzak. She is a Healthy Living Expert, a certified health & wellness coach, a meditation teacher, as well as cooking extraordinaire. She is an all around #lightmaker

Her work focuses on people feeling good from the inside out – which I am wholeheartedly on board with! She helps people live their happiest and healthiest lives, through taking care of their bodies and nourishing their souls.

She was on ABC’s the Taste and a regular contributor to Shape Magazine. She is also the Author of a soon to be released cookbook and self-care guide: Eat With Intention: Recipes and Meditations for a Life That Lights You Up.

In this episode we go deep. We had an awesome conversation. We cover: 

  • The common struggle women have with body image,
  • The Well-Being Trifecta, and how Cassandra believes whole health isn't just about food,
  • The importance of Self-Care and what that can look like,
  • How Cassandra taught herself how to meditate via the internet (no expensive retreats here),
  • How you can literally shower your body with appreciation and learn to love the skin you're in.

Cassandra can be found at her website:

Her book is called - Eat With Intention - and can be preordered now on Amazon.

Her online membership community is Aprecity. If you'd like to know more, head here: 

Cassandra can also be found on facebook or instagram! @CassandraBodzak


For weblinks, head over to my website at

Oct 13, 2016
#15: 3 Little Habits That Will Make You Happier

In this week's episode I've taken 3 tips out of my Thriving Life Mini-Guide. If you'd like to get the full set of 8 pointers, you can download your copy of the ebook by joining my community:

I talk about how to really apply these 3 tips to your life and how you can get the most of simple routines and habits and really up your ability to feel happy in your daily life. 

If you'd like to make a list of the things that bring you joy, jump over here to read this post: to help get your started. 

My instagram: or @kate.snowise

Come find me! Kate x


Oct 07, 2016
#14: 3 Things I Needed to Hear When I was Feeling Lost & Confused in Life

In this episode, I'm giving you 3 things that I needed to hear during the times in my life when I felt lost and confused. 

We all have these periods. They are a part of the journey that is life. Sometimes we won't know which way to turn, or how to help heal our broken hearts. 

My hope is that this episode will:

- Soothe your heart, with 3 mantras to help support you through the tough times

- Help you feel less alone, as I share my stories of feeling lost in life

- Give you guidance on how you can start to help yourself


I mention the free Here to Thrive facebook group. If you'd like to join, jump over here:

I also talk about writing yourself a letter. For more instructions on how to get going with that, head over the my website:


Sep 30, 2016
#13: Amber Lilyestrom on Creating a Soul-Fueled Life & Business


In this episode I interview Business Coach and fellow Podcast Host, Amber Lilyestrom. Specifically we cover: 

  • The personal awakening that lead to her waking up to her potential
  • How to know when you’re ready to make a bold career move
  • The importance of trusting that you are being guided
  • Why it is essential that you know yourself well
  • How to tune into your Soul and hear what it needs
  • The power of asking ‘Why?’

This a personal interview where Amber shares openly about her experience of being a Mamma and successful entrepreneur. She talks about her moment of realizing she wasn’t living up to her full potential when she had a near-death experience while having her daughter. She also discusses how you can know when it is time to change things, and how you can tune into your own intuition.


You can find Amber at:







The Soul-Fueled CEO Podcast




In this podcast episode, Amber mentions the following books:


E-Squared, by Pam Grout

Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, by Esther & Jerry Hicks

The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg & John David Mann

As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen

Sep 23, 2016
#12: How Are You Spending Your Energy?

This episode I'm challenging you to look at your energy as a precious currency, and truly ask yourself - how am I using it?

I'm asking you to up the accountability and get intentional with how you are spending your time, as well as giving you some guidelines about how to avoid wasting your precious energy. 

This episode specifically covers: 


  • Understanding Our Energy as a Currency (precious, limited)
  • The difference between Energy Restoring & Energy Draining activities
  • How to avoid wasting our precious energy
  • Desire for the Good Life 
  • Power of Awareness
  • Routine is Your Friend
  • How important it is to stop and ask yourself:
  • What do I want more of?
  • What do I need less of?


Here to Thrive Facebook Group:

My website: 


Sep 16, 2016
#11: How to Connect with Your Intuition

In this episode I cover:

  • Understanding what Intuition is
  • How to recognize intuitive guidance
  • Methods that will help you strengthen your intuitive muscle


We all have an inner voice that is full of wisdom. Sometimes we just get really good at ignoring it. In this episode I talk through my journey with being disconnected to trusting and developing my intuition. 

I also challenge you to ask yourself these questions: 

  • Can you remember a time when you heard your inner voice? 
  • If so, When and Why did you stop listening to your intuition? 


Find me at

or on social at:  or Insta @Kate.Snowise

Sep 09, 2016
#10: How to Be the Best Friend You Can Be

In this episode I discuss 5 things to keep in mind when you're a friend. These are cornerstones of great friendship that will help you become the Best Friend that you can be. They are:






I also discuss why Friendship is an essential element to our well-being. Research has consistently shown that we are happier, healthier and less stressed when we are have warm relationships that we can rely on.


Sep 02, 2016
#9: Emma Mildon: Soul Searching, Crystals & Modern Spirituality

I adored speaking with Emma Mildon, the best selling author of the Soul Searchers Handbook. She is your go to girl when it comes to New Age Spirituality. 

In this interview we discuss:

  • Crystals that everyone should have in their collection
  • What New Age Spirituality really is
  • How we have both received messages from our parents that have passed away
  • What are her favorite ways to stay spiritually connected


Her amazing book is: The Soul Searchers Handbook


Link to her courses & more information, jump over to my site:

Aug 26, 2016
#8: Procrastination: Identifying Your Why & Practical Tips to Help Manage It

In this episode, we dive deep into procrastination. Why do we do it, and how we can we better manage our propensity to put things off. 

I specifically discuss: 

  • Understanding how important "Why" is
  • The difference between Should vs. Want To
  • How Procrastination can cause us issues in everyday life
  • Why a feeling of achievement helps
  • The power of commitments
  • Understanding the 1 next step
  • And the idea of the Good Stuff after the Hard Stuff

To find additional notes related to this Podcast, jump over to


Aug 19, 2016
#7: Stress: Recognizing When it is Too Much & How to Cope (Part 2)

In this podcast I discuss how to recognize when stress is too much, and answer listener’s questions to demonstrate some practical coping strategies.


Specifically, this podcast covers the following:

  • The physical symptoms of stress to watch for
  • Psychological symptoms
  • Changes in behavior associated with stress
  • The difference between acute vs. chronic stress
  • That stress is just a warning sign that something is out of balance
  • Help you recognize where you have the power to change things
  • How People-Pleasing can lead to high levels of stress
  • How to deal with the stress of wanting to uncover your purpose or passion
  • How to manage the stress of multi-tasking


I also talk about the power of belly breathing, trusting that you are right where you are supposed to be, the power of our social networks, and that we need to truly prioritize our well-being and psychological health if we are going to live a happy, balanced life.


Here to Thrive Facebook Group:


The additional reading:

Personal Boundaries:

Multitasking & Daily Planning:


Aug 12, 2016
#6: Explaining Stress & How You Can Help Yourself (Part 1)


In this podcast I discuss some models that will help you understand stress and the process. It will help you identify where you can make changes so that you can truly help yourself.


Specifically, this podcast covers the following:

  • How pressure turns into stress
  • Explain “good stress” and how not all stress is bad
  • Importance of a sustainable lifestyle
  • Where you can focus your energy to make sure you have a resilient mindset
  • How important Energy Building activities are, such as a self-care
  • Mantra: Everything is happening for me, not to me


I mention the bucket model of stress in this podcast. To read more about that, you can jump over here:


I also talk about the psychologist holding a cup of water. To watch a small clip that outlines the problem with chronic stress, click here:


Finally, I discuss the Psychological Cognitive/Behavioral approach to stress. The Wikipedia link if you are a technical type, can be found here that goes into a lot more detail than I explain in the podcast.


If you are interested in creating your own Light You Up List, jump over to this post to get instructions on how to go about that:


If you would like a copy of my 8 Point Thriving Life Mini-Guide, you can get a free copy by signing up to my community here:


Other stress reading on Thrive.How:

Aug 12, 2016
#5: How to Have Boundaries with Jenn Bovee


In this episode, I was honored to be joined by Jenn Bovee. Jenn is a Psychotherapist, Mindset Coach, Hypnotherapist and Spiritual Mentor. She is also a fellow writer for the Huffington Post.

This is a juicy episode. Jenn specifically addresses:

  • Parts of her personal journey, and how she came to learn the importance of boundaries
  • What exactly boundaries are
  • How you can identify your personal boundaries
  • The 3 different types of boundaries
  • Some of the traits of Empaths, and why boundaries are especially important for Highly Sensitive People

Jenn gives 3 specific sentence completions in the podcast that she has her clients complete as a way to identify their boundaries. Use these 3 prompts to jog you to write. Don't judge, but rather just let the pen flow:

  1. People may not ...
  2. I have the right to ...
  3. To protect my time and energy it is ok to ...

Perhaps one of my favorite parts of the podcast is how Jenn defines boundaries as "limits of what we are willing to accept and willing to give." I was always prone to thinking of boundaries about what I was willing to accept, so thinking about it being what I was also willing to give was a real ah-ha moment for me!


To find Jenn Bovee, follow the below links:



Inspired Empath facebook group:


Mind Unleashed Article for Empaths: 30 Traits of an Empath

Jul 28, 2016
#4: 5 Simple Things to Add to Your Morning Routine to Start the Day Off Well

In this episode I cover 5 simple and easy little suggestions that will help you start your day off on the right foot. 

If we start the day off well, we are primed for the rest of the day to flow and be positive. 

These are small and simple ideas. They aren't time consuming suggestions. I'm a Mama, and not a morning person, so things being simple to achieve in the morning is important to me. Each of these suggestions will only takes a moment. 

My hope is that you will find these suggestions easy things to make into new, helpful and positive habits.

Jul 28, 2016
#3: How to Approach Personal Development from a Place of Already Being Enough


In this episode I've answered an audience member's question - How do we let ourselves "be" in a culture that is telling us that we are not enough. We live in a culture that constantly tells us that we are not enough. How do we approach personal growth from a place of being enough without that being a contradiction?

I coach using positive psychology and mixing that with a touch of spirituality. I was drawn to positive psychology because it focuses on our strengths and what is good about us, rather than needing "fixing" us. It comes from a place of us all already being enough, and I believe we flourish more when we play to our strengths.

If you want to improve, first recognize your inherent worthiness. You don't need to "fix" yourself. This is a mindset and a way to approach the world. We are all worthy, and each and every one of us is as worthy as another. Because you went through a tough time doesn't make you any less worthy. We must start with believing this and working on our self worth.


Before you start on any journey of self-discovery or growth, start with recognizing your worthiness:

3 Exercises I suggest:

- Write a list of all of your strengths (What are you good at? What are your character strengths)

- Ask people close to you what they perceive as 3 strengths you have

- Write yourself a Love Note


Know that you are Right Where You Are Supposed to Be

We are where we are supposed to be. I think it is psychologically healthy to have faith and believe in something bigger than yourself. In my opinion life is a journey and we are each sent lessons. Life is about navigating these lessons and growing.

Be self-compassionate. Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself like you would your own best friend. How we speak to ourselves matters. Do your best to be aware of when you talk to yourself unkindly, and try to override that negative self-talk.

Recognize that there is no behind when it comes to personal growth. We all grow at the pace that we are ready to. You're not racing anyone. We are all walking our own paths, and comparison is irrelevant. You should have no other goal than being better than you were yesterday.

* To Do: Mantra

Write a positive note, message or affirmation that you will see a couple.

e.g. - I am exactly where I am supposed to be.


Do what feels right for you - there is no one size fits all to personal growth

Society sells to us constantly that we are lacking. People want to us to believe that we are broken and can be fixed. But there isn't one set path to living a beautiful life. We are so unique. Don't fall into the trap of there being one Guru, or one Path to the good life.

Your growth needs to be driven from you. A coach can help, but the reality is that change can only ever come from you. I can't write a program to help you grow if you aren't willing to do the work. So you must follow what calls to you. So trust your gut, and do what interests you when it comes to personal growth.

* To Do:

Start your personal development and growth purely through trusting your gut. You have to enjoy the journey, otherwise you won't stick with it. 

I believe that if you really want to learn about yourself, grow and development, then you will always be driven to the things you need to help you do just that. Trust this. You are right where you are supposed to be. Trust that you are worthy, regardless of the outside world. There is nothing to prove.

Life is a journey. It should bring you joy, and so should your journey of personal development.


Jul 28, 2016
#2: My Story

This episode is all about My Story. 

To jump over to my website for extensive show notes and links, click here:

Even though I don't like labels (I think we're much deeper than that) I gave it a go. In summary, I'm a New Zealander who lives in Houston. I'm a Mama and have 2 sons, a 4 yr old and 2 yr old. I am married to a wonderful man who happens to be American. I am also a life long soul-searcher and spiritual seeker. I have a Masters in Psychology. I also have degrees in Communications, Management and Organizational Psychology.

I started coaching when I was working as a Corporate Psychologist. In my consulting role I did Team Development, Leadership Development, a tonne of personality work, and Executive Coaching. I found that when working with people talking about their professional development and their personalities, you couldn't help but move into life coaching if you were really talking about personal fulfillment. We aren't robots and our lives and our jobs aren't separate things. So that was where my coaching career started.

That's a starting point, but you'll learn A LOT more about me from this episode. 

I mention in this episode my 8 Point Thriving Life Mini-Guide. To get a free copy, head over here:


Jul 28, 2016
#1: Introduction to Here to Thrive. What You Can Expect.

I believe our lives are about growth and living up to our full potential. I don’t believe we are here to merely survive, I truly believe we are here to thrive. Here to Thrive: Tips for a Happier Life is a podcast to helping you do just that. 

I’m a New Zealander living in the USA. I moved here in 2013 and currently call Houston, TX home. I started my coaching practice out of my deep desire to make this world a brighter place. That is my why. And I don’t think anyone would deny that the world could do with a giant dose of love right now.

Through this podcast I will share with you tools, resources and ideas that I hope will inspire you to live the happiest and brightest version of your own life.

Here to Thrive, the podcast, is a reflection of me. I have a background in a psychology, and a personal love for positive psychology or the Science of Happiness. I am also a deeply spiritual person, and discuss that more in episode 2. When I say spiritual, I don’t mean religious. I believe in connection with our soul-selves and living from a place of authenticity and alignment. I believe we are all searching for the deep sense of meaning and fulfillment.

Each podcast will have a focus on practical points that you can take back and apply to your own life. Then every 5th episode I’ll also be hosting a guest who I feel can add something a little extra to the conversation.

Here to Thrive; the podcast – will be full of tips, ideas and discussions that will all be focused on helping you live the happiest life you can. I hope you enjoy it! Kate xx

Jul 28, 2016